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What are the chances that a student will graduate from college on time?

An education is the best gift you can give yourself and your family.

The average graduation rate for students graduating in four years for public colleges in Virginia is 52.3%. When the length of time in college is extended by two years, the graduation rate increases  But the cost of the degree increases as well.  The range of four-year degree completion at state colleges in Virginia within four years is 18% to 87%.  As consumers, students and parents should note that colleges have very different graduation success rates from one another.  Explanations include student goals differing by institutional demographic, students taking lighter course loads or being more likely to pursue graduate work due to the economy and other factors. This is a good topic to discuss during college visits.


College

4 Yr Grad Rate

6 Yr Grad Rate 

CNU

 55%

68%

CWM

 83%

90%

GMU

 44%

66%

JMU

 65%

82%

NSU

 18%

33%

ODU

 24%

52%

UVA

 87%

94%

VCU

 34%

59%

VT

 61%

83%

                                              National Center for Education Statistics, 2015


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