Retention & Graduation Rates

Retention Rates
Cohort Entering Fall 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
One-year retention rate 89% 87% 90% 90% 89% 87% 87% 85% 87%
Graduation Rates
Reporting Year 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Cohort Year (Fall term entered) 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
All Students 76% 75% 76% 75% 77% 76% 76%
Women 81% 82% 79% 82% 82% 78% 85%
Men 71% 68% 73% 68% 72% 74% 66%
Non-Resident Alien 96% 96% 79% 75% 73% 83% 71%
Hispanic 56% 83% 75% 73% 100% 100% 75%
American Indian/Alaskan Native *** 75% *** *** *** 100% ***
Asian or Pacific Islander 73% 55% 73% 71% 76% 55% 75%
Black (non-Hispanic) 60% 53% 58% 57% 53% 68% 65%
White (non-Hispanic) 79% 77% 78% 76% 77% 76% 79%
Two or more races         90%    
Race/ethnic unknown 66% 64% 70% 73% 83% 76% 68%

Four-Year Student-Right-to-Know Completion/Graduation Rate  76% (2012 reporting year)

Graduation Rates By Financial Aid Category
Reporting Year 2014 2013 2012 2011
Cohort Entering Fall 2008 2007 2006 2005
Pell Grant Recipients 58% 77% 64% 70%
Federal Subsidized Loan Recipients (who did not receive a Pell Grant) 75% 72% 81% 80%
All Other Students 80% 76% 77% 74%

*** fewer than 3 students in cohort(s)

Notes:

  • The graduation/completion rate is based on 6 years of attendance that equates to 150% of the length of our standard program.
  • Reporting transfer-out rates is optional under the Student Right to Know Act. We have elected not to report out transfer-out rates because Wooster's mission does not include providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in other undergraduate institutions.
  • The graduation/completion rate does not include students who left the school to serve in the armed forces, on official church missions, or in the foreign service of the federal government. Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled are also excluded.