Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At CUNY Queens College, 1,684 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
Below You'll Find:
What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at CUNY Queens College 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.
How Many Freshman Return to CUNY Queens College for Their Sophomore Year?
With 85.0% of students making it past their freshman year, CUNY Queens College has freshman retention rates above the national average of 71.2%.
- 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.
CUNY Queens College 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 CUNY Queens College.
Out of the 4,103 degree seeking undergraduates new to CUNY Queens College in 2016, 1,536 (about 37%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of CUNY Queens 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 Queens College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
With rates of 28.1% and 57.7% for on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduations and overall graduation rates, respectively, CUNY Queens College does an average job of graduating its first-time/full-time students on time and an above average job at graduating them overall.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend CUNY Queens College we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 59.2%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that CUNY Queens College is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
Mixed Reasons for First-Time/Full-Time Students Not Graduating
42.3% of students at CUNY Queens College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time.
- How many people drop out of college?