Student Outcome Data
Beloit College understands that the outcomes of our students are important. Beloit College aspires for our students to thrive academically and personally and regularly evaluates our students' outcomes. Information about Beloit College students' outcomes and links to more information are available on this page.
Information about the experiences students have while at Beloit College is available here.
Beloit College students persist at Beloit College and graduate at high rates.
- From 2011 through 2014, almost 90% of freshman returned to Beloit College the following year.
- 75% of Beloit College students graduate in 4 years or less, and approximately 80% graduate within 6 years.
- Beloit College students regularly "outperform" the graduation rates predicted by U.S. News and World Report for our students. In the 2016 rankings, US News predicted that 74% of incoming Beloit College students would graduate. Beloit College is delighted to report that 80% actually did. This performance is a testament to the creativity, intelligence and imagination of Beloit College students and the ways that they thrive at Beloit College.
For more detailed retention and graduation rates for students, please see Beloit College's Student Right to Know page with Graduation and Retention Rates.
Many Beloit College graduates choose to participate in further education after earning their Beloit College degree. 12% of the class of 2015 and 15% of the class of 2014 were enrolled in full-time education in the fall following their graduation.
Beloit College sends students to prestigious graduate programs and has a significant number of students pursue doctoral degrees. From 2004 to 2014, on average 19 Beloit College graduates per year earned a PhD. Beloit College ranks 44th out of 431 private, not-for-profit bachelor-level college for the rate of our students' earning PhDs. Almost 7 of every 100 Beloit College graduates goes on to earn a PhD. (Source: The National Science Foundation's Survey of Earned Doctorates compiled by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium)
For more information about Beloit College graduates earning PhDs, please see the National Science Foundation's Survey of Earned Doctorates. For more information about Beloit College graduates' first destinations, see the Beloit College First Destination Survey.
Beloit College graduates lead interesting and productive lives. Graduates in their first year post-Beloit College engage in work, further education, and community service-focused positions.
- Beloit College’s Class of 2014 performed better than the national outcomes for college graduates.
- 84% of Beloit College’s Class of 2014 were engaged in full-time work or education.
- Beloit College's Class of 2014 outperformed the national average for unemployment of college graduates by 2.5%, as reported by the Economic Policy Institute.
- The underemployment rate for Beloit College's Class of 2014 was half of the national average, as reported by the Economic Policy Institute.
For more information about Beloit College graduates' first destinations, see the Beloit College First Destination Survey.
Additionally, Beloit College monitors other kinds of outcomes. You can learn more about other measures of student outcomes at these pages:
- Measures reported to IPEDS (U.S. Department of Education) The IPEDS Outcomes Measure Survey has information about students' graduation rates from Beloit College and enrollment in other institutions.
- College Scorecard (U.S. Department of Education) Among other outcomes, the College Scorecard has information about students' post-Beloit finances.