Retention Rate

First-year cohort entering in:Percent returning the next Fall
Fall 2017 91%
Fall 2016 91%
Fall 2015 89%
Fall 2014 90%
Fall 2013 91%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey.

 

Graduation Rates

 Percent graduating within
First-year cohort entering in:4 years5 years6 years8 years
Fall 2012 78% 81% 81% n/a
Fall 2011 80% 84% 85% n/a
Fall 2010    81% 84% 84% 84%
Fall 2009 79% 82% 83% 84%
Fall 2008 78% 82% 83% 84%

 Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey, 200% Graduation Rate Survey.

 

Student Right-to-Know Act Disaggregated Graduation Rates

Percent graduating within 150% of normal time (i.e., six years)

 First-year cohort entering in:
 Fall 2008Fall 2009Fall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012
All students 83% 83% 84% 85% 81%
Gender          
   Men 79% 82% 82% 85% 78%
   Women 85% 84% 85% 85% 83%
Race and ethnicity          
   American Indian or Alaska Native ** ** n/a n/a n/a
   Asian 81% 81% 86% 85% 81%
   Black or African American 92% 89% 91% 76% 72%
   Hispanic 93% 74% 88% 88% 90%
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander n/a n/a ** n/a n/a
   Two or more races 80% n/a 76% 87% **
   White 82% 85% 84% 85% 80%
   Unknown race and ethnicity 64% 74% 81% 86% 76% 
   Nonresident alien 92% 87% 77% 74% 90% 
Financial aid received Fall semester, first year
         
   Federal Pell Grant   79% 89% 88% 95% 
   Direct Subsidized Loan, no Pell Grant   84% 85% 85% 79% 
   Neither Pell Grant nor Direct Subsidized Loan   84% 82% 84% 79% 

Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey. Rates for cells with n<10 are suppressed (**).

 

Employment, Graduate and Professional School

 

Top employersTop graduate schools
Connecticut College Columbia University
Brigham and Women's Hospital New York University
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Brandeis University
Fulbright Imperial College London
JLL Pace University
Tufts Medical Center University of Connecticut
  University of Rhode Island

Source: Class of 2018 One Year Out Survey. See also the Class of 2017 One Year Out SurveyClass of 2016 One Year Out SurveyClass of 2015 One Year Out SurveyClass of 2014 One Year Out Survey and Class of 2013 One Year Out Survey.

For longer-term analyses, see the Class of 2013 Five-Year-Out Study, showing the employment and education activities of Connecticut College students who had been out of college for five years. In addition, a detailed analysis of the Classes of 2007-2009 indicates that nearly half of them had completed a graduate or professional degree within about a decade after graduating from Connecticut College. For full details, see our Ten Year Out Graduate Degree Completions Report.