Student Achievement | Christendom College


Student Achievement

student-a-2Christendom 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
Retention Rate: 79% 83% 80% 78% 87%

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

Year Graduated: 2013 2014 2015 2016
Response Rate: 60%  87%  78%  92%
% 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%.

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.

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