Retention and Completion Rates

First to Second Year Retention

Cohort Year (Entering Fall)20202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
First-to-second year retention rate81%87%86%87%86%87%88%89%87%90%90%

Graduation Rates (Six year)

Cohort Year (Entering Fall)20152014201320122011201020092008200720062005
Reporting Year20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
By Gender
All Students77%73%77%74%77%76%82%76%75%76%75%
By Ethnicity/Race
American Indian/Alaskan Native******40%67%91%****75%****
Asian or Pacific Islander87%74%79%70%84%53%77%73%55%73%71%
Black (non-Hispanic)70%72%68%72%68%81%81%60%53%58%57%
White (non-Hispanic)78%76%77%76%77%77%83%79%77%78%76%
Two or more races65%67%88%**
Race/ethnic unknown89%43%80%88%76%70%83%66%64%70%73%

** fewer than 3 students in cohort

Four-Year Student-Right-to-Know Completion/Graduation Rate  76% (2021 reporting year)

Graduation Rates (6 year) for Federal Financial Aid Program Award Recipients

Cohort Year (Entering Fall)20152014201320122011201020092008200720062005
Reporting Year20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
Pell Grant Recipients74%66%74%75%76%71%79%58%77%64%70%
Federal Subsidized Loan Recipients (who did not receive a Pell Grant)**73%76%74%74%75%79%75%72%81%80%
All Other Students78%75%78%74%77%78%84%80%76%77%74%


  • 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