Grove City College's four-year graduation rate doubles national average
Grove City College's four-year graduation rate is near twice the national average.
Statistic reports from the National Center for Educational Statistics say that only 41 percent of first-time college students earn a degree in four years.
Grove City College's average four-year graduation rate sits at 80 percent, with this year's number being 84 percent.
As it becomes harder to graduate within four years, even the six-year graduation rate most schools report is 61 percent.
According to the release, financial stress, scheduling conflicts, and a lack of guidance and planning are some of the most prominent reasons that students do not complete their degrees.
Grove City College says their values of faithfulness, excellence, community, stewardship, and independence are instrumental in producing four-year graduates.
"We have a great team in place who care about our students," John Inman, vice president for Enrollment Services and Registrar, said. "The college's faculty and staff walk along with those students who struggle to ensure they feel valued and continue to persist towards their goals."
Grove City College offers more than 60 majors and has been ranked as one of the country's top colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.