Graduation and Retention Rates

  • Six-year Graduation Rates

    Entering classOriginal countGraduated in 6 years or less
    Fall 2012 3,535 67.1%
    Fall 2011 3,714 62.6%
    Fall 2010 3,530 61.9%
    Fall 2009 3,590 62.1%
    Fall 2008 3,645 59.2%
    Fall 2007 3,807 56.8%
    Fall 2006 3,497 57.0%
    Fall 2005 3,477 53.9%
    Fall 2004 3,314 51.1%

    Note: Graduation Rates are based on IPEDS reporting and do not include "VCU Qatar" - a non-U.S. territory.

    Source: National Center for Education Statistics.

    Freshman-to-sophomore Retention Rates

    Entering classOriginal countRetained 1 year
    Fall 2017 4,117 84.5%
      Fall 2016   4,139   82.8%
    Fall 2015 3,983 86.3%
    Fall 2014 3,522  85.7%
    Fall 2013 3,513  86.3%
    Fall 2012 3,535  86.6%
    Fall 2011 3,714  85.2%
    Fall 2010 3,530  85.7%
    Fall 2009 3,590  85.3%
    Fall 2008 3,645 83.4%

    Note: Retention Rates are based on IPEDS reporting and do not include "VCU Qatar" - a non-U.S. territory.

    Source: National Center for Education Statistics.