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Best Nursing Schools

Graduation Rate Transfer-out Rate Retention Rate

Graduation Rate Comparison

Next table compares 2016 graduation rates between best Nursing schools. The average graduation rate of best Nursing schools is 89.09% where 22,774 students out of 25,563 candidates have complete their courses and degrees. The rate is cacluated as the total number of completers withing 150% of normal time (for eaxample, 6 years for 4 years BS program) divided by the candidates. The numbers in parenthesis() represent data by gender (men/women) for each cell respectively.

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Graduation Rate Comparison - Nursing
NameGraduation RateCompletersCandidates
Yale University96.78%
(96.02% / 97.54%)
1,263
(628 / 635)
1,305
(654 / 651)
Johns Hopkins University93.69%
(92.67% / 94.87%)
1,337
(708 / 629)
1,427
(764 / 663)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor90.11%
(87.81% / 92.46%)
5,424
(2,666 / 2,758)
6,019
(3,036 / 2,983)
Duke University94.95%
(93.20% / 96.79%)
1,635
(822 / 813)
1,722
(882 / 840)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill90.19%
(87.20% / 92.23%)
3,567
(1,396 / 2,171)
3,955
(1,601 / 2,354)
University of Pennsylvania95.34%
(94.02% / 96.59%)
2,290
(1,100 / 1,190)
2,402
(1,170 / 1,232)
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus81.65%
(78.34% / 84.81%)
2,951
(1,382 / 1,569)
3,614
(1,764 / 1,850)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus84.14%
(82.14% / 85.80%)
4,307
(1,909 / 2,398)
5,119
(2,324 / 2,795)
Total89.09%
(87.01% / 90.99%)
22,774
(10,611 / 12,163)
25,563
(12,195 / 13,368)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

Next table compares 2016 transfer-out rates between best Nursing schools. The average transfer-out rate of best Nursing schools is 1.97% where 106 students have transffered out from schools out of 5,382 graduation candidates. The transfer-out rate is cacluated as the number of transfer-out students divided by total number of graduation candidates.

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Transfer-out Rate Comparison - Nursing
NameTransfer-out RateTransfer-outTotal Students
Yale University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,305
(654 / 651)
Johns Hopkins University2.03%
(2.23% / 1.81%)
29
(17 / 12)
1,427
(764 / 663)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
6,019
(3,036 / 2,983)
Duke University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,722
(882 / 840)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1.95%
(2.25% / 1.74%)
77
(36 / 41)
3,955
(1,601 / 2,354)
University of Pennsylvania0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
2,402
(1,170 / 1,232)
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
3,614
(1,764 / 1,850)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
5,119
(2,324 / 2,795)
Total1.97%
(2.24% / 1.76%)
106
(53 / 53)
5,382
(2,365 / 3,017)

Retention Rate Comparison

Next table compares 2016 retention rates betweenbest Nursing schools. The average retention rate of best Nursing schools is 96.38% for full-time studentsand 87.50% for part-time students. Retention rate is the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year (Sophomore year).

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***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2015-2016.