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Selected Colleges Comparison

Graduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate

Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of selected colleges is 92.75% where 908 students out of 979 candidates have complete their courses and degrees. The rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time (for example, 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. The following table compares the graduation rates between selected colleges.
Among the selected colleges, Bowdoin College has the most highest graduation rate of 94.99%, while Colby College has the lowest rate of 90.42%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Selected Colleges
Name Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
Bowdoin College94.99%
(93.75% / 96.30%)
474
(240 / 234)
499
(256 / 243)
Colby College90.42%
(91.96% / 89.06%)
434
(206 / 228)
480
(224 / 256)
Average92.75%
(92.92% / 92.59%)
908
(446 / 462)
979
(480 / 499)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of selected colleges is 5.31% where 52 students have transferred out from schools out of 979 graduation candidates. The transfer-out rate is calculated as the number of transfer-out students divided by total number of graduation candidates. The following table compares the transfer-out rates between selected colleges.
Among the selected colleges, Bowdoin College has the lowest transfer-out rate of 3.21%, while Colby College has the highest rate of 7.50% (more students transferred out from the school).
Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Selected Colleges
NameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
Bowdoin College3.21%
(3.52% / 2.88%)
16
(9 / 7)
499
(256 / 243)
Colby College7.50%
(4.91% / 9.77%)
36
(11 / 25)
480
(224 / 256)
Average5.31%
(4.17% / 6.41%)
52
(20 / 32)
979
(480 / 499)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of selected colleges is 88.50% for full-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). The following table compares the retention rates between selected colleges.
Among the selected colleges, Colby College has the most highest retention rate of 91%, while Bowdoin College has the lowest rate of 86%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Selected Colleges
NameFull-timePart-time
Bowdoin College86%-
Colby College91%-
Average88.50% 0.00%