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Selected Colleges Comparison

Graduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate

Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of selected colleges is 85.56% where 3,791 students out of 4,431 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, Boston University has the most highest graduation rate of 89.35%, while Merrimack College has the lowest rate of 69.04%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Selected Colleges
Name Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
Boston University89.35%
(87.93% / 90.17%)
3,220
(1,166 / 2,054)
3,604
(1,326 / 2,278)
Merrimack College69.04%
(66.26% / 71.73%)
571
(269 / 302)
827
(406 / 421)
Average85.56%
(82.85% / 87.29%)
3,791
(1,435 / 2,356)
4,431
(1,732 / 2,699)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of selected colleges is 30.47% where 252 students have transferred out from schools out of 827 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, Merrimack College has the lowest transfer-out rate of 30.47%, while Merrimack College has the highest rate of 30.47% (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)
Boston University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
3,604
(1,326 / 2,278)
Merrimack College30.47%
(33.00% / 28.03%)
252
(134 / 118)
827
(406 / 421)
Average30.47%
(33.00% / 28.03%)
252
(134 / 118)
827
(406 / 421)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of selected colleges is 88.00% for full-time students and 100.00% 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). The following table compares the retention rates between selected colleges.
Among the selected colleges, Boston University has the most highest retention rate of 92%, while Merrimack College has the lowest rate of 84%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Selected Colleges
NameFull-timePart-time
Boston University92%-
Merrimack College84%100%
Average88.00% 100.00%