How Many CUNY City College Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of CUNY City College's 1,753 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 CUNY City College graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to CUNY City College 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 CUNY City College's 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 CUNY City College's Retention Rates Like?
With 87.0% of students staying on for a second year, CUNY City College 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 CUNY City College
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at CUNY City College.
Out of the 3,183 degree seeking undergraduates new to CUNY City College in 2016, 1,607 (about 50%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of CUNY City College may reflect other priorities such as providing education for "returning" or "part-time" students. The following data should be discounted accordingly.
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask CUNY City College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 11.1% of first-time/full-time students graduate from CUNY City College on time (two or four years depending on the degree), but 44.2% do eventually graduate. This ranks the school among the worst in the country at graduating first-time/full-time students on time, but on average when it comes to the overall graduation rate.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend CUNY City College we would expect an overall graduation rate of 57.4%. With an actual rate that is 13.2% lower than expected, CUNY City College is among the worst performing schools nationally when it comes to graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
- Low graduation rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
55.8% of students at CUNY City College 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?