Retention and Graduation Rates

First-Time, First-Year Student Retention Rate - Fall 2005 Cohort through Fall 2013 Cohort

Six-Year Graduation Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Federal Student Aid Category


Major, Minor, Certificate, and Graduate Degree Completions

Completions, Spring 2009-Spring 2014


Undergraduate Student Post-Graduation Outcomes
Sweet Briar surveys its alumnae at three points to get a sense of their post-graduation activities: at time of graduation, six months following graduation, and two years following graduation.  The following are outcomes reports generated by the Office of Institutional Research in partnership with the Office of Career Services.


Post-Secondary Education and Employment Data
Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college and university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Program. Sweet Briar's profile is available here.


The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is an annual survey sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is recognized as one of the most reliable assessments of effective practices in higher education.  The survey asks student respondents (first-years and seniors) to reflect on the time they devote to various educational and co-curricular activities that have been shown to be linked to learning, personal development, and other desired outcomes such as satisfaction, persistence, and college completion.  

Sweet Briar students have been active participants in NSSE since the first survey in 2001.  Please click here to be taken to Sweet Briar's NSSE page.