How Many Mines Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Mines' 878 students stuck around until graduation.
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Understanding Graduation and Retention Rates
Why is it important to know college retention rates and graduation rates? And how do Mines graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Colorado School of Mines after their freshman year. There are two different types of graduation rates, on-time graduation rates and "overall" graduation rates.
While on-time graduation rates refer to the number of years it will optimally take to complete a degree (ie., four years for a bachelor's degree), "overall" graduation rates are on a scale of six years and are most frequently advertised by colleges and universities. If you're planning on graduating in four years, pay attention to Mines' on-time graduation rates. Graduation rates can also give a better understanding of how much you'll be paying for college in the long run.
What are Mines' Retention Rates Like?
With 94.0% of students staying on for a second year, Colorado School of Mines 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.
Graduation Rates at Colorado School of Mines
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Mines.
Out of the 1,132 degree seeking undergraduates new to Colorado School of Mines in 2016, 1,003 (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 Colorado School of Mines 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 49.0% and the overall rate of 76.5% rank Colorado School of Mines among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Colorado School of Mines we would expect an overall graduation rate of 86.6%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 10.1% lower than that. Therefore, Colorado School of Mines is performing below average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
23.5% of students at Colorado School of Mines failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?