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Graduation Comparison Between Southern Conference (SoCon) Members

Graduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate

Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon) is 62.22% where 7,643 students out of 12,283 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 colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon).
Among the colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon), Virginia Military Institute has the most highest graduation rate of 85.40%, while East Tennessee State University has the lowest rate of 49.63%.
Graduation Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Southern Conference (SoCon)
Name Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
Samford University77.20%
(75.30% / 78.17%)
562
(186 / 376)
728
(247 / 481)
Mercer University73.19%
(68.32% / 77.62%)
587
(261 / 326)
802
(382 / 420)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro58.68%
(52.47% / 61.64%)
1,508
(436 / 1,072)
2,570
(831 / 1,739)
Western Carolina University63.63%
(58.73% / 67.80%)
1,109
(471 / 638)
1,743
(802 / 941)
Citadel Military College of South Carolina71.50%
(70.74% / 80.00%)
439
(399 / 40)
614
(564 / 50)
Furman University80.91%
(79.26% / 82.08%)
585
(237 / 348)
723
(299 / 424)
Wofford College80.49%
(71.50% / 87.55%)
392
(153 / 239)
487
(214 / 273)
East Tennessee State University49.63%
(44.81% / 53.61%)
1,004
(410 / 594)
2,023
(915 / 1,108)
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga50.02%
(44.66% / 53.77%)
1,071
(393 / 678)
2,141
(880 / 1,261)
Virginia Military Institute85.40%
(86.53% / 78.79%)
386
(334 / 52)
452
(386 / 66)
Average62.22%
(59.42% / 64.51%)
7,643
(3,280 / 4,363)
12,283
(5,520 / 6,763)

Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon) is 22.75% where 2,142 students have transferred out from schools out of 9,414 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 colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon).
Among the colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon), Virginia Military Institute has the lowest transfer-out rate of 12.39%, while University of North Carolina at Greensboro has the highest rate of 25.88% (more students transferred out from the school).
Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Southern Conference (SoCon)
NameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
Samford University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
728
(247 / 481)
Mercer University20.82%
(23.56% / 18.33%)
167
(90 / 77)
802
(382 / 420)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro25.88%
(25.99% / 25.82%)
665
(216 / 449)
2,570
(831 / 1,739)
Western Carolina University25.47%
(28.30% / 23.06%)
444
(227 / 217)
1,743
(802 / 941)
Citadel Military College of South Carolina19.38%
(20.21% / 10.00%)
119
(114 / 5)
614
(564 / 50)
Furman University16.74%
(19.40% / 14.86%)
121
(58 / 63)
723
(299 / 424)
Wofford College17.25%
(25.23% / 10.99%)
84
(54 / 30)
487
(214 / 273)
East Tennessee State University24.02%
(24.04% / 24.01%)
486
(220 / 266)
2,023
(915 / 1,108)
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
2,141
(880 / 1,261)
Virginia Military Institute12.39%
(11.14% / 19.70%)
56
(43 / 13)
452
(386 / 66)
Average22.75%
(23.26% / 22.31%)
2,142
(1,022 / 1,120)
9,414
(4,393 / 5,021)

Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon) is 82.80% for full-time students and 55.40% 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 colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon).
Among the colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon), Wofford College has the most highest retention rate of 89%, while The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has the lowest rate of 77%.
Retention Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Southern Conference (SoCon)
NameFull-timePart-time
Samford University87%-
Mercer University87%50%
University of North Carolina at Greensboro81%50%
Western Carolina University81%74%
Citadel Military College of South Carolina87%-
Furman University81%-
Wofford College89%-
East Tennessee State University78%57%
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga77%46%
Virginia Military Institute80%-
Average82.80% 55.40%