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Student Achievement

Christendom College evaluates student achievement with respect to outcomes relevant to its mission, “to restore all things in Christ,” by forming men and women to contribute to the Christian renovation of the temporal order. This mission gives Christendom College its name.

Specific goals within the Strategic Priority Plan of Christendom College articulate the institutional commitment to student success:

  • Goal 1: Ensuring that Christendom students become outstanding in the skills of Liberal Arts Learning while supporting the development of the curriculum to include a Math and Science Major.
  • Goal 2: Ensuring students the most rewarding college experience by the encouragement of faith and virtue, extensive community life, academic support, and the implementation of the “Relationship for Life” Program.

Student Retention Rates

Table 1: Freshman Retention Rates

Cohort Entered: Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
Christendom College 83% 80% 78% 87% 85% 85% N/A
Average of Virginia Public n/a n/a 83% 84% 83% 83% N/A
Average of National Private 73% 72% 72% 74% 75% 75% N/A

Data sources: State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SHEV); Chronicle of Higher Education

Table 2: Christendom College Student 4-Year Graduation Rates

Cohort First Entered: Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
Christendom 70% 55% 73% 56% 56% 74%
Average of Virginia Public 53% 50% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Average of National Private 58% 57% 57% 57% 58% n/a

n/a = not yet available from our data sources
Data sources: ACT Retention/Completion Summary Tables;
State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SHEV)

Employment Statistics for Graduates

Year Graduated: 2014 2015 2016 2017
Response Rate:  87%  78%  92%  94%
% Employed or in Graduate Schools:  82%  95%  89%  89%
% Employed in Positions Needing B.A.:  78%  59%%  30%  37%
% in Graduate School:  5%  12.5%  11%  11%

As noted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 2014, the unemployment rate for recent liberal arts graduates is 5.2%.

Attendance Costs

Please click here to access our Net Price Calculator. This calculator is intended to provide the average net price of attendance that similar students paid during the 2013-2014 academic year, based on the cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in that year.