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 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Christendom College 87% 85% 85% 85% 81% 89%
Average of Virginia Public 84% 83% 83% n/a n/a 83%
Average of National Private 74% 75% 75% n/a n/a 73%

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

Table 2: Christendom College Student 4-Year Graduation Rates

Cohort First Entered: Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Christendom 56% 56% 74% 78% 62%
Average of Virginia Public n/a n/a n/a n/a 67%
Average of National Private 57% 58% n/a n/a 53%

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

Employment Statistics for Graduates

Year Graduated: 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Response Rate:  87%  78%  92%  94% 100%   100%
% Employed or in Graduate Schools:  82%  95%  89%  89% 96.2%   98.4%
% Employed in Positions Needing B.A.:  78%  59%%  30%  37% 75.5%   65.6%
% in Graduate School:  5%  12.5%  11%  11% 16.1%   8%

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 equivalent. This chart is intended to provide the average net price of attendance that similar students paid during the 2020-21 academic year based on the cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students that year.

Christendom College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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