Four-Year Graduation Rates Soar
April 13, 2016
The university’s four-year graduation rate is at an all-time high, more than doubling the national average. Of the first-year students that entered the University during the 2011-2012 Academic Year, 85 percent graduated by the end of the 2014-2015 year. What is most impressive is that our data indicate that SCU has effectively closed the gaps for four-year graduation rates for groups that have historically been at greatest risk for non-completion.
All of these impressive statistics are reflected in a yearly retention rate that was at least 95 percent for four straight years.
According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, of all U.S. students who entered four-year institutions in 2007, only 39.4 percent graduated in the next four years, while 59.4 percent graduated by the six-year mark.
Given the struggles that other colleges and universities face with respect to helping students graduate in four years, all members of the University community should be immensely proud of the role they play in supporting the academic success of Santa Clara students.