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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, 2007-2013

Cohort   

% Enrolled in Fall Semester of Following Year

2013

76%*

2012

78%

2011

77%

2010

76%

2009

77%

2008

85%

2007

80%

*ACT 2014 reports the national average retention rate of similar institutions was 70 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

2010

51%*

   

2009

54%

62%**

 

2008

58%

70%

71%***

2007

55%

65%

 66%

2006

50%

60%  

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 66 percent.

*In 2013 the average national four-year graduation rate for schools in the master's category was 23.6 percent for public institutions and 38.5 percent for private institutions.

** In 2013 the average national five-year graduation rate for schools in the master's category was 38.9 percent for public institutions and 48.6 percent for private institutions.

*** In 2013 the average national six-year graduation rate for schools in the master's category was 43.7 percent for public institutions and 50.6 percent for private institutions.