Traditional Student Retention and Graduation Statistics

Xavier University takes great pride in its graduation statistics, and shows this pride through the annual publication of all statistics. Because of Xavier's high graduation rates, especially when compared to national averages, the University's academic reputation stands out.

Student Retention*

Year Retention Rate
2009 85%
2010 85%
2011 81%


Colleges and universities similar to Xavier have a 80.2% retention rate. (ACT Institutional Data File 2012)

Minority Retention**

Year Retention Rate
2009 77%
2010 84%
2011 72%

 

Graduation Rates***:

Year 4-Year Graduation Rate 5-Year Graduation Rate 6-Year Graduation Rate
2006 71% 77% 78%
2007 67% 75%  
2008 63%    

* The percent of matriculation of the entire traditional age full time undergraduate freshman cohort from the beginning of fall semester freshman year to the beginning of the fall semester sophomore year.
**The percent of matriculation of the total number of traditional age full time undergraduate minorities of the freshman cohort from the beginning of fall semester freshman year to the beginning of the fall semester sophomore year.
*** The national four year graduation rate for colleges like Xavier (selective, offering predominantly Bachelor's and Master's Degrees) is 56%, as compiled from ACT Institutional Data File (2012) by type of institution, masters/private selective.