Amherst College Campus, Amherst, MA

Amherst College Outcomes

Graduate Rate 95.22%
Male 93.83%
Female 96.77%
Transfer-Out Rate 2.17%
Retention Rate 96%

Graduation Rates at Amherst College

At Amherst College, the graduation rates was 95.22% (438 students out of 460 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time. For example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree.). By gender, 228 male and 210 female students have 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 Amherst College. Last year, the graduation rate was 95.22%. where 438 students out of 460 candidate completed their degree.

Graduation Rate By Gender
Amherst College
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
[Chart] Amherst College Graduation Rates By Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

412 students completed their course in 4 years and 17 finished there bachelor's (or equivalent) degree. Additional 9 students graduated within 6 years, usually referred as 150% normal time.

Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
Amherst College
4 Year or Less89.57% 89.71% 89.40%
5 Year93.26% 92.59% 94.01%
6 Year95.22% 93.83% 96.77%
[Chart] Amherst College 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
Amherst College
Asian 96.00%
Black (Non-Hispanic) 94.64%
Hispanic 95.24%
White 95.52%
Two or More Races 92.31%
Unknown 96.43%
Average 95.22%
[Chart] Amherst College 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 United States. At Amherst College, 34 of 36 non-resident alien students completed their courses within 150% normal time and the graduation rate was 94.44%.

Non-resident Alien Graduation Rate
Amherst College
CompletersCandidatesGraduation Rate
Total 3436 94.44%
Male 182090.00%
Female 1616100.00%
[Chart] Amherst College Non-resident Alien Graduation Rates

Transfer-Out Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing students who have transferred out of other institution into total number of students (candidates) within 150% normal time. The transfer-out rate at Amherst College is 2.17% (10 out of 460 students transferred-out.).

Transfer-Out Rates
Amherst College
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 10460 2.17%
Male 9243 3.70%
Female 1217 0.46%
[Chart] Amherst College Transfer-Out Rates

Retention Rate

By definition, retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Amherst College, the retention rate is 96%.

Retention Rates
Amherst College
Retention Rate 96%-
[Chart] Amherst College Retention Rate