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Selected Colleges Comparison

Graduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate

Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of selected colleges is 89.07% where 1,467 students out of 1,647 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, Amherst College has the most highest graduation rate of 94.67%, while Montserrat College of Art has the lowest rate of 64.36%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Selected Colleges
Name Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
Amherst College94.67%
(93.94% / 95.38%)
444
(217 / 227)
469
(231 / 238)
College of the Holy Cross92.76%
(92.15% / 93.37%)
718
(352 / 366)
774
(382 / 392)
Montserrat College of Art64.36%
(60.00% / 65.79%)
65
(15 / 50)
101
(25 / 76)
Simmons University79.21%
(0.00% / 79.21%)
240
(0 / 240)
303
(0 / 303)
Average89.07%
(91.54% / 87.51%)
1,467
(584 / 883)
1,647
(638 / 1,009)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of selected colleges is 5.17% where 80 students have transferred out from schools out of 1,546 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, Amherst College has the lowest transfer-out rate of 1.71%, while Simmons University has the highest rate of 11.22% (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)
Amherst College1.71%
(2.16% / 1.26%)
8
(5 / 3)
469
(231 / 238)
College of the Holy Cross4.91%
(4.97% / 4.85%)
38
(19 / 19)
774
(382 / 392)
Montserrat College of Art0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
101
(25 / 76)
Simmons University11.22%
(0.00% / 11.22%)
34
(0 / 34)
303
(0 / 303)
Average5.17%
(3.92% / 6.00%)
80
(24 / 56)
1,546
(613 / 933)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of selected colleges is 85.75% 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, Amherst College has the most highest retention rate of 91%, while Montserrat College of Art has the lowest rate of 79%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Selected Colleges
NameFull-timePart-time
Amherst College91%-
College of the Holy Cross89%-
Montserrat College of Art79%-
Simmons University84%-
Average85.75% 0.00%