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Graduation Comparison Between Massachusetts Colleges

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Graduation Rate Comparison

The average graduation rate of Colleges in Massachusetts is 76.04% where 39,359 students out of 51,761 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 Massachusetts.
Among the Colleges in Massachusetts, Franklin W Olin College of Engineering has the most highest graduation rate of 97.37%, while Bay State College has the lowest rate of 12.73%.
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Graduation Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Massachusetts
Name Graduation Rate
(Men/Women)
Completers
(Men/Women)
Candidates
(Men/Women)
Hult International Business School62.70%
(59.09% / 71.05%)
79
(52 / 27)
126
(88 / 38)
American International College42.43%
(35.88% / 49.10%)
143
(61 / 82)
337
(170 / 167)
Amherst College92.42%
(91.52% / 93.23%)
439
(205 / 234)
475
(224 / 251)
Anna Maria College47.84%
(33.68% / 57.66%)
111
(32 / 79)
232
(95 / 137)
Assumption University71.58%
(66.37% / 74.93%)
408
(148 / 260)
570
(223 / 347)
Babson College93.71%
(93.00% / 94.33%)
492
(226 / 266)
525
(243 / 282)
Boston Baptist College80.00%
(71.43% / 100.00%)
8
(5 / 3)
10
(7 / 3)
Bay Path University50.56%
(0.00% / 50.56%)
90
(0 / 90)
178
(0 / 178)
Bay State College12.73%
(5.71% / 25.00%)
7
(2 / 5)
55
(35 / 20)
Bentley University87.98%
(84.53% / 93.31%)
805
(470 / 335)
915
(556 / 359)
Berklee College of Music69.41%
(65.34% / 74.94%)
699
(379 / 320)
1,007
(580 / 427)
Boston Architectural College68.18%
(81.82% / 54.55%)
15
(9 / 6)
22
(11 / 11)
Boston College90.78%
(89.60% / 91.90%)
2,088
(999 / 1,089)
2,300
(1,115 / 1,185)
Boston University89.35%
(87.93% / 90.17%)
3,220
(1,166 / 2,054)
3,604
(1,326 / 2,278)
Brandeis University87.53%
(85.54% / 88.94%)
702
(284 / 418)
802
(332 / 470)
Bridgewater State University62.44%
(53.75% / 68.98%)
931
(344 / 587)
1,491
(640 / 851)
Cambridge CollegeNo completers information available at the school.
Clark University78.95%
(79.75% / 78.49%)
525
(193 / 332)
665
(242 / 423)
Curry College54.50%
(50.00% / 58.65%)
327
(144 / 183)
600
(288 / 312)
Dean College57.29%
(51.72% / 61.61%)
114
(45 / 69)
199
(87 / 112)
Eastern Nazarene College56.88%
(53.23% / 61.70%)
62
(33 / 29)
109
(62 / 47)
Emerson College78.77%
(76.54% / 80.22%)
720
(274 / 446)
914
(358 / 556)
Emmanuel College70.27%
(69.77% / 70.42%)
390
(90 / 300)
555
(129 / 426)
Endicott College78.22%
(72.64% / 81.80%)
614
(223 / 391)
785
(307 / 478)
Fisher College38.14%
(36.73% / 39.13%)
45
(18 / 27)
118
(49 / 69)
Fitchburg State University57.11%
(54.27% / 59.57%)
446
(197 / 249)
781
(363 / 418)
Framingham State University50.53%
(47.30% / 52.46%)
426
(149 / 277)
843
(315 / 528)
Gordon College72.08%
(70.59% / 72.89%)
315
(108 / 207)
437
(153 / 284)
Hampshire College62.43%
(64.66% / 61.18%)
231
(86 / 145)
370
(133 / 237)
Harvard University96.74%
(95.77% / 97.77%)
1,604
(816 / 788)
1,658
(852 / 806)
Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology58.06%
(59.09% / 55.56%)
18
(13 / 5)
31
(22 / 9)
College of the Holy Cross92.55%
(90.91% / 94.04%)
683
(320 / 363)
738
(352 / 386)
Lasell University66.67%
(65.14% / 67.52%)
326
(114 / 212)
489
(175 / 314)
Lesley University60.48%
(51.85% / 62.89%)
225
(42 / 183)
372
(81 / 291)
University of Massachusetts-Lowell69.14%
(66.51% / 74.09%)
1,100
(691 / 409)
1,591
(1,039 / 552)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst83.84%
(81.68% / 86.08%)
3,892
(1,926 / 1,966)
4,642
(2,358 / 2,284)
University of Massachusetts-Boston49.02%
(44.81% / 52.88%)
751
(328 / 423)
1,532
(732 / 800)
MCPHS University64.97%
(59.57% / 66.31%)
306
(56 / 250)
471
(94 / 377)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design73.97%
(66.67% / 76.23%)
216
(46 / 170)
292
(69 / 223)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology96.20%
(95.07% / 97.49%)
1,064
(559 / 505)
1,106
(588 / 518)
Massachusetts Maritime Academy77.89%
(76.11% / 92.68%)
296
(258 / 38)
380
(339 / 41)
Merrimack College69.04%
(66.26% / 71.73%)
571
(269 / 302)
827
(406 / 421)
Montserrat College of Art62.96%
(65.22% / 62.07%)
51
(15 / 36)
81
(23 / 58)
Mount Holyoke College84.96%
(0.00% / 84.96%)
435
(0 / 435)
512
(0 / 512)
The New England Conservatory of Music82.56%
(77.55% / 89.19%)
71
(38 / 33)
86
(49 / 37)
Nichols College57.59%
(54.34% / 64.42%)
186
(119 / 67)
323
(219 / 104)
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts58.36%
(63.16% / 55.75%)
157
(60 / 97)
269
(95 / 174)
Northeastern University90.57%
(89.53% / 91.64%)
2,526
(1,266 / 1,260)
2,789
(1,414 / 1,375)
College of Our Lady of the Elms68.13%
(66.00% / 68.94%)
124
(33 / 91)
182
(50 / 132)
Pine Manor College20.62%
(19.57% / 21.57%)
20
(9 / 11)
97
(46 / 51)
Regis College60.90%
(52.24% / 63.82%)
162
(35 / 127)
266
(67 / 199)
Salem State University56.75%
(48.75% / 61.44%)
614
(195 / 419)
1,082
(400 / 682)
Simmons University70.70%
(0.00% / 70.70%)
333
(0 / 333)
471
(0 / 471)
Smith College90.97%
(100.00% / 90.95%)
554
(1 / 553)
609
(1 / 608)
Springfield College73.08%
(69.26% / 76.81%)
399
(187 / 212)
546
(270 / 276)
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth54.13%
(48.81% / 60.31%)
760
(368 / 392)
1,404
(754 / 650)
Stonehill College84.60%
(83.14% / 85.54%)
555
(212 / 343)
656
(255 / 401)
Suffolk University60.23%
(54.62% / 64.67%)
795
(319 / 476)
1,320
(584 / 736)
Tufts University93.81%
(92.86% / 94.82%)
1,273
(650 / 623)
1,357
(700 / 657)
Wellesley College92.07%
(0.00% / 92.07%)
546
(0 / 546)
593
(0 / 593)
Wentworth Institute of Technology71.75%
(68.91% / 82.35%)
691
(523 / 168)
963
(759 / 204)
Western New England University63.14%
(60.87% / 67.18%)
454
(280 / 174)
719
(460 / 259)
Westfield State University60.57%
(55.50% / 64.74%)
782
(323 / 459)
1,291
(582 / 709)
Wheaton College (Massachusetts)72.90%
(69.57% / 75.00%)
304
(112 / 192)
417
(161 / 256)
Williams College93.83%
(92.17% / 95.56%)
517
(259 / 258)
551
(281 / 270)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute87.19%
(86.13% / 89.32%)
953
(627 / 326)
1,093
(728 / 365)
Worcester State University60.90%
(51.82% / 67.23%)
489
(171 / 318)
803
(330 / 473)
Northpoint Bible College58.82%
(54.55% / 62.07%)
30
(12 / 18)
51
(22 / 29)
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering97.37%
(94.74% / 100.00%)
74
(36 / 38)
76
(38 / 38)
Average76.04%
(73.24% / 78.37%)
39,359
(17,230 / 22,129)
51,761
(23,526 / 28,235)
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Transfer-out Rate Comparison

The average transfer-out rate of Colleges in Massachusetts is 15.43% where 4,798 students have transferred out from schools out of 31,091 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 Massachusetts.
Among the Colleges in Massachusetts, Williams College has the lowest transfer-out rate of 1.63%, while Fisher College has the highest rate of 38.14% (more students transferred out from the school).
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Transfer-out Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Massachusetts
NameTransfer-out Rate
(Men/Women)
Transfer-out
(Men/Women)
Total Students
(Men/Women)
Hult International Business School0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
126
(88 / 38)
American International College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
337
(170 / 167)
Amherst College3.58%
(3.57% / 3.59%)
17
(8 / 9)
475
(224 / 251)
Anna Maria College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
232
(95 / 137)
Assumption University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
570
(223 / 347)
Babson College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
525
(243 / 282)
Boston Baptist College10.00%
(14.29% / 0.00%)
1
(1 / 0)
10
(7 / 3)
Bay Path University26.40%
(0.00% / 26.40%)
47
(0 / 47)
178
(0 / 178)
Bay State College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
55
(35 / 20)
Bentley University7.87%
(10.07% / 4.46%)
72
(56 / 16)
915
(556 / 359)
Berklee College of Music9.93%
(9.31% / 10.77%)
100
(54 / 46)
1,007
(580 / 427)
Boston Architectural College4.55%
(0.00% / 9.09%)
1
(0 / 1)
22
(11 / 11)
Boston College6.43%
(7.00% / 5.91%)
148
(78 / 70)
2,300
(1,115 / 1,185)
Boston University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
3,604
(1,326 / 2,278)
Brandeis University7.23%
(7.83% / 6.81%)
58
(26 / 32)
802
(332 / 470)
Bridgewater State University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,491
(640 / 851)
Cambridge College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
7
(4 / 3)
Clark University14.14%
(12.40% / 15.13%)
94
(30 / 64)
665
(242 / 423)
Curry College31.17%
(31.60% / 30.77%)
187
(91 / 96)
600
(288 / 312)
Dean College33.17%
(39.08% / 28.57%)
66
(34 / 32)
199
(87 / 112)
Eastern Nazarene College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
109
(62 / 47)
Emerson College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
914
(358 / 556)
Emmanuel College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
555
(129 / 426)
Endicott College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
785
(307 / 478)
Fisher College38.14%
(22.45% / 49.28%)
45
(11 / 34)
118
(49 / 69)
Fitchburg State University27.02%
(27.00% / 27.03%)
211
(98 / 113)
781
(363 / 418)
Framingham State University33.33%
(28.57% / 36.17%)
281
(90 / 191)
843
(315 / 528)
Gordon College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
437
(153 / 284)
Hampshire College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
370
(133 / 237)
Harvard University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,658
(852 / 806)
Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
31
(22 / 9)
College of the Holy Cross4.74%
(5.11% / 4.40%)
35
(18 / 17)
738
(352 / 386)
Lasell University25.77%
(22.86% / 27.39%)
126
(40 / 86)
489
(175 / 314)
Lesley University26.34%
(29.63% / 25.43%)
98
(24 / 74)
372
(81 / 291)
University of Massachusetts-Lowell0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,591
(1,039 / 552)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst10.40%
(11.11% / 9.68%)
483
(262 / 221)
4,642
(2,358 / 2,284)
University of Massachusetts-Boston25.20%
(23.77% / 26.50%)
386
(174 / 212)
1,532
(732 / 800)
MCPHS University23.78%
(21.28% / 24.40%)
112
(20 / 92)
471
(94 / 377)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
292
(69 / 223)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,106
(588 / 518)
Massachusetts Maritime Academy0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
380
(339 / 41)
Merrimack College30.47%
(33.00% / 28.03%)
252
(134 / 118)
827
(406 / 421)
Montserrat College of Art0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
81
(23 / 58)
Mount Holyoke College11.91%
(0.00% / 11.91%)
61
(0 / 61)
512
(0 / 512)
The New England Conservatory of Music6.98%
(12.24% / 0.00%)
6
(6 / 0)
86
(49 / 37)
Nichols College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
323
(219 / 104)
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
269
(95 / 174)
Northeastern University3.76%
(3.11% / 4.44%)
105
(44 / 61)
2,789
(1,414 / 1,375)
College of Our Lady of the Elms25.27%
(20.00% / 27.27%)
46
(10 / 36)
182
(50 / 132)
Pine Manor College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
97
(46 / 51)
Regis College21.43%
(25.37% / 20.10%)
57
(17 / 40)
266
(67 / 199)
Salem State University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,082
(400 / 682)
Simmons University11.46%
(0.00% / 11.46%)
54
(0 / 54)
471
(0 / 471)
Smith College5.09%
(0.00% / 5.10%)
31
(0 / 31)
609
(1 / 608)
Springfield College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
546
(270 / 276)
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth32.19%
(33.82% / 30.31%)
452
(255 / 197)
1,404
(754 / 650)
Stonehill College13.41%
(14.12% / 12.97%)
88
(36 / 52)
656
(255 / 401)
Suffolk University27.88%
(28.94% / 27.04%)
368
(169 / 199)
1,320
(584 / 736)
Tufts University4.79%
(5.43% / 4.11%)
65
(38 / 27)
1,357
(700 / 657)
Wellesley College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
593
(0 / 593)
Wentworth Institute of Technology17.86%
(19.76% / 10.78%)
172
(150 / 22)
963
(759 / 204)
Western New England University28.51%
(27.83% / 29.73%)
205
(128 / 77)
719
(460 / 259)
Westfield State University0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,291
(582 / 709)
Wheaton College (Massachusetts)15.11%
(15.53% / 14.84%)
63
(25 / 38)
417
(161 / 256)
Williams College1.63%
(1.78% / 1.48%)
9
(5 / 4)
551
(281 / 270)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
1,093
(728 / 365)
Worcester State University24.41%
(26.67% / 22.83%)
196
(88 / 108)
803
(330 / 473)
Northpoint Bible College0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
51
(22 / 29)
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering0.00%
(0.00% / 0.00%)
0
(0 / 0)
76
(38 / 38)
Average15.43%
(15.60% / 15.29%)
4,798
(2,220 / 2,578)
31,091
(14,232 / 16,859)
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Retention Rate Comparison

The average retention rate of Colleges in Massachusetts is 78.85% for full-time students and 63.08% 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 Massachusetts.
Among the Colleges in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the most highest retention rate of 98%, while Northpoint Bible College has the lowest rate of 36%.
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Retention Rate Comparison Between Colleges In Massachusetts
NameFull-timePart-time
Hult International Business School94%-
American International College70%-
Amherst College91%-
Anna Maria College65%-
Assumption University83%-
Babson College92%-
Boston Baptist College63%100%
Bay Path University70%-
Bay State College69%13%
Bentley University92%-
Berklee College of Music75%57%
Boston Architectural College75%-
Boston College93%-
Boston University92%-
Brandeis University90%-
Bridgewater State University76%33%
Cambridge College-30%
Clark University87%-
Curry College65%100%
Dean College71%33%
Eastern Nazarene College66%-
Emerson College80%100%
Emmanuel College74%-
Endicott College83%-
Fisher College63%-
Fitchburg State University77%50%
Framingham State University69%-
Gordon College84%33%
Hampshire College74%-
Harvard University76%-
Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology69%-
College of the Holy Cross89%-
Lasell University81%-
Lesley University67%100%
University of Massachusetts-Lowell84%53%
University of Massachusetts-Amherst89%30%
University of Massachusetts-Boston76%48%
MCPHS University82%100%
Massachusetts College of Art and Design73%60%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology98%-
Massachusetts Maritime Academy87%-
Merrimack College84%100%
Montserrat College of Art79%-
Mount Holyoke College81%-
The New England Conservatory of Music82%100%
Nichols College72%100%
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts72%-
Northeastern University97%-
College of Our Lady of the Elms79%50%
Pine Manor College47%-
Regis College80%-
Salem State University74%57%
Simmons University84%-
Smith College77%-
Springfield College85%-
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth71%55%
Stonehill College86%-
Suffolk University73%62%
Tufts University92%-
Wellesley College93%-
Wentworth Institute of Technology80%-
Western New England University78%-
Westfield State University73%-
Wheaton College (Massachusetts)87%-
Williams College90%-
Worcester Polytechnic Institute95%-
Worcester State University80%50%
Northpoint Bible College36%-
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering81%-
Average78.85% 63.08%
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