How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Columbia University in the City of New York, 1,432 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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How are Columbia University in the City of New York's Retention and Graduation Rates Applicable to You?
Having a better understanding of retention and graduation rates will help you make an informed decision about your education. Retention Rates let you know how many first year students come back for their sophomore year. The graduation rate will tell you how long it takes the average student to complete their degree. We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges report their "overall" graduation rate at six years.
If you want to graduate within four years, be sure to check out Columbia's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
Retention Rates at Columbia University in the City of New York
With 96.0% of students staying on for a second year, Columbia University in the City of New York 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 Columbia
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Columbia.
Out of the 2,073 degree seeking undergraduates new to Columbia University in the City of New York in 2016, 1,456 (about 70%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Columbia University in the City of New York 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 88.0% and the overall rate of 95.2% rank Columbia University in the City of New York among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Columbia University in the City of New York we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 91.0%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Columbia University in the City of New York is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
4.8% of students at Columbia University in the City of New York failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?