Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At College of William and Mary, 1,384 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at William & Mary and for how long. An on-time graduation rate is considered to be two or four years, unlike the "overall" graduation rate that can vary four to six years, depending on the degree.
Pay attention to the on-time graduation rates if you're planning on completing your degree in four years. They can also be used to understand exactly how much you'll be paying for college, as prolonging a graduation means paying more for your degree.
What are College of William and Mary's Retention Rates Like?
With 95.0% of students staying on for a second year, College of William and Mary is one of the best in the country when it comes to freshman retention rates.
- When you attend a school that is high quality and a good fit for you, it is more likely you'll return for another year.Read more about why retention is so important.
- How many students make it past freshman year? You might be surprised at the answer.
William & Mary Graduation Rates for Full-Time Students
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at William & Mary.
Out of the 1,707 degree seeking undergraduates new to College of William and Mary in 2016, 1,517 (about 89%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask College of William and Mary about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Both the on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduation rate of 81.9% and the overall rate of 90.2% rank College of William and Mary among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend College of William and Mary we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 87.7%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that College of William and Mary is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
9.8% of students at College of William and Mary failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
- How many people drop out of college?