Graduation and Retention

Graduation and Retention by Gender and Racial/Ethnic Status

The following tables (in .pdf format) provide the most recent graduation and retention trends for first-time, first-year entering student cohorts (with allowable adjustments). Tables are broken out by gender and racial/ethnic status.

Carleton aims for a retention rate of no less than 90% from the first to second year, and for a six-year graduation rate of no less than 85%.

Graduation Rates by Financial Aid Category

Carleton’s disclosure of graduation rates by for students receiving Pell grants, subsidized Stafford loan (but no Pell), and neither Pell grant nor subsidized Stafford loan.  (This is required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.)  Note: Financial aid status is as recorded in the students' first term. Students who receive neither subsidized Stafford loans nor Pell grant may have received other financial aid, or no aid.