Colby-Sawyer College’s retention rate has increased more than 2% since last year’s statistic.
What does this mean exactly? It means that Colby-Sawyer’s students now have a 77.9 percent chance to return for their next year of schooling, such as from freshman to sophomore year and so on. Last year, the percentage was at 75.7 and has since increased, which should be noted, is more than the national average for schools in Colby-Sawyers’ league.
The national average stand at around 65%, which is according to ACT Incorporated.
College officials suggest that this enhanced retention rate is the result of improvements in the curriculum, such as changing courses from 3 credits to 4 credits. This allows for students to spend more time on school work, both in class and out.