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Retention and Graduation Rates

Hood College’s graduation and freshman-to-sophomore year retention rates—important indicators of student success for colleges and universities—are consistently higher than the national average.

Retention rate data  
Hood College freshmen-to-sophomore year Retention Rates, 2007-2012

Cohort   

% Enrolled in Fall Semester of Following Year

2012

78%*

2011

77%

2010

77%

2009

77%

2008

84%

2007

78%

*ACT 2012 reports the national average retention rate of similar institutions was 69 percent.

Graduation rate data

Four-, five-, and six-year Graduation Rates for first-time freshmen

Entering Year

Within 4 Years

Within 5 Years

Within 6 Years

2009

54%*

   

2008

59%

66%**

 

2007

56%

59%

 65%***

2006

49%

55%  

60%

2005

60%

67%

68%

2004

66%

76%

77%

2003

61%

69%

70%

Note: Student right-to-know current six-year graduation rate based on a four-year average for Hood College is 70 percent.

*In 2012 the average national four-year graduation rate for schools in the master's category was 23.6 percent for public institutions and 44.8 percent for private institutions.

** In 2012 the average national five-year graduation rate for schools in the master's category was 38.3 percent for public institutions and 54.7 percent for private institutions.

*** In 2012 the average national six-year graduation rate for schools in the master's category was 49.3 percent for public institutions and 55.9 percent for private institutions.