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Northwestern University

Graduate Rate 93.51%
Male 91.81%
Female 95.02%
Retention Rate 97%

Graduation Rates at Northwestern University

At Northwestern University, the graduation rates was 93.51% in 2016. (1,988 students out of 2,126 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 919 male and 1,069 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period.

Graduation Rates By Gender

Next table and chart describe the graduation rates (150% normal time) by gender at Northwestern University.

Graduation Rate By Gender
Northwestern University
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total2,1261,98893.51%
Male1,00191991.81%
Female1,1251,06995.02%
[chart] Northwestern University Graduation Rates By Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

1,785 students completed their course in 4 years and 161 finished there bachelor's (or equivalent) degree. Additional 42 students graduated within 6 years, usually refered as 150% normal time.

Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Northwestern University
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less83.96% 78.92% 88.44%
5 Year91.53% 89.11% 93.69%
6 Year93.51% 91.81% 95.02%
[chart] Northwestern University BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

Graduation Rates By Race

Next table and chart shows graduation rates by race/ethnicity. The numbers in parenthesis denotes number of completers over number of candidates for each category.

Graduation Rates By Race
Northwestern University
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native 100.00%
(3/3)
100.00%
(2/2)
100.00%
(1/1)
Asian 94.90%
(391/412)
92.96%
(185/199)
96.71%
(206/213)
Black (Non-Hispanic) 89.66%
(104/116)
85.71%
(36/42)
91.89%
(68/74)
Hispanic 93.06%
(161/173)
86.11%
(62/72)
98.02%
(99/101)
White 94.20%
(1,121/1,190)
93.17%
(532/571)
95.15%
(589/619)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 100.00%
(1/1)
100.00%
(1/1)
0.00%
(0/0)
Two or More Races 85.71%
(60/70)
86.67%
(26/30)
85.00%
(34/40)
Unknown 96.43%
(27/28)
100.00%
(16/16)
91.67%
(11/12)
Average 93.51%
(1,988/2,126)
91.81%
(919/1,001)
95.02%
(1,069/1,125)
[chart] Northwestern University Graduation Rates By Race

Non-resident Alien Graduation Rates

Non-resident alien student is not a US citizen and studies with student visa, such as F visa, in US. At Northwestern University, 120 of 133 non-resident alien students completed their courses within 150% normal time and the graduation rate was 90.23%.

Non-resident Alien Graduation Rate
Northwestern University
CompletersCandidatesGraduation Rate
Total 120133 90.23%
Male 5968 86.76%
Female 6165 93.85%
[chart] Northwestern University Non-resident Alien Graduation Rates

Retention Rate

By definition, retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Northwestern University, the retention rate is 97%.

Retention Rates
Northwestern University
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 97%%
[chart] Northwestern University Retention Rate
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2015-2016.