Graduation Rates

This page contains data on six-year graduation rates of degree-seeking first-time, full-time undergraduate students. The six-year graduation time frame is the equivalent of 150 percent of the expected four years allotted to graduate, and is consistent with guidelines mandated in the federal Student Right to Know legislation.


Overall Graduation Rates1

The following table contains historical information on the six-year graduation rates of all first-time full-time undergraduate students who entered Tufts in the fall of the year shown.

Year entered Tufts 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
6-year graduation rate 92% 92% 92% 93% 92%

Historical six-year graduation rates going back to the Fall 1997 cohort, as well as four-year graduation rates, can be found in the University Fact Book.

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Graduation rates by race/ethnicity2

The following table contains historical information on the six-year graduation rates of first-time full-time undergraduate students who entered Tufts in the fall of the year shown, by race/ethnicity. The definitions for the racial/ethnic categories shown below follow the Final Guidance on Maintaining, Collecting, and Reporting Racial and Ethnic Data to the U.S. Department of Education, 10/19/07, Federal Register, Volume 72, Number 202, pp. 59266-59279.

Year entered Tufts 2006 2007 2008 2009 210
African American or Black 84% 84% 84% 96% 82%
Asian 94% 93% 93% 93% 93%
Hispanics of Any Race 83% 95% 89% 93% 88%
International 84% 86% 90% 93% 88%
White 94% 94% 94% 93% 93%

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Graduation rates by Gender3

The following table contains historical information on the male and female six-year graduation rates of first-time full-time undergraduate students who entered Tufts in the fall of the year shown.

Year entered Tufts 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Men 91% 92% 91% 93% 91%
Women 93% 93% 93% 94% 93%

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Graduation Rates among Federal grant and loan recipients4

The following table contains historical information on the six-year graduation rates of all first-time full-time undergraduate students who entered Tufts in the fall of the year shown and who were (1) recipients of a Federal Pell Grant; (2) recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan (but no Pell Grant); or (3) recipients of neither.

Year entered Tufts 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant 87% 92% 90% 91% 89%
Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant 92% 90% 91% 95% 92%
Students who did not receive either a Pell grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan* 93% 93% 93% 93% 92%

*Includes students who received other financial aid as well as those that did not receive financial aid.

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1. Source: IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey. See College Navigator for more information.
2. Source: IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey. See College Navigator for more information.
3. Source: IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey. See College Navigator for more information.
4. Source: Tufts HEDS retention file