Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2021-2022, 439 students out of 475 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Amherst College. By gender, 205 male and 234 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is much higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (68.49% in average - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total47543992.42%
Men22420591.52%
Women25123493.23%
Amherst College graduate rate

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 100.00%, rate of Asian students is 98.51%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 94.00%, rate of Hispanic students is 86.15%, rate of White students is 92.02%, rate of Two or More Race students is 85.19%, and rate of Unknown students is 100.00% at Amherst College.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native100.00%(1/1) - 100.00%(1/1)
Asian98.51%(66/67) 96.67%(29/30) 100.00%(37/37)
Black (Non-Hispanic)94.00%(47/50) 95.65%(22/23) 92.59%(25/27)
Hispanic86.15%(56/65) 88.00%(22/25) 85.00%(34/40)
White92.02%(196/213) 89.52%(94/105) 94.44%(102/108)
Two or More Race85.19%(23/27) 81.82%(9/11) 87.50%(14/16)
Unknown100.00%(9/9) 100.00%(4/4) 100.00%(5/5)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity
Amherst College graduate rate by race

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 412 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 21 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 418 students graduated within 6 years (or 150% normal time).
Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At Amherst College, the transfer-out rate is 3.58%. Its transfer-out rate is much lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (17.23% in average - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Amherst College, the retention rate is 91% last year. Its retention rate is higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (78.77% in average - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).
Retention Rates at Amherst College

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At Amherst College, 41 of 43 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 95.35%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

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