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
This is the percentage of first-time, first-year undergraduates who continue at Christendom College the next year.
|Entered:||Fall ’10||Fall ’11||Fall ’12||Fall ’13||Fall ’14|
National first-to-second-year retention rate for B.A./B.S. private institutions, based on data accumulated between 2004-2012 by the ACT, is 78.3% — see Row #2 in Table 4: “First-to-Second Year Retention Rates: Four-Year College by level of Selectivity and Degrees offered”.
Student Graduation Rates
|First Entered:||Fall ’07||Fall ’08||Fall ’09||Fall ’10||Fall ’11|
|% in 4 Years:||68%||66%||70%||55%||73%|
|% in 6 Years:||73%||72%||70%||In Progress||In Progress|
Graduation rates for similar private colleges in the state of Virginia, averaged over the period of 2002-2010, are:
- % Graduate in 4 Years: 51.6%
- % Graduate in 6 Years: 70.5%
Graduation rates have been provided by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Employment Statistics for Graduates
|% Employed or in Graduate Schools:||93%||82%||95%||89%|
|% Employed in Positions Needing B.A.:||60%||78%||59%||30%|
|% in Graduate School:||16%||5%||12.5%||11%|
As noted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 2014, the unemployment rate for recent liberal arts graduates is 5.2%.
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