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Niagara University Tops WNY Colleges in Graduation Rates

March 8, 2012

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Niagara University’s four-year graduation rate of 61.1 percent topped all public and private colleges or universities in Western New York, according to a 2010 graduation-tracking website produced by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition to the information reported by The Chronicle, 7-8 percent of the incoming freshmen at Niagara graduate in less than four years.

The four-year graduation rate is based on first-time, full-time undergraduates who entered Niagara as a cohort. The calculation of graduation rate does not include students who began as part-time freshmen or those who transferred to the school. 

The Chronicle’s “College Completion” report also indicates that Niagara’s four-year graduation rate of 61.1 percent also tops the New York state average of nearly 56 percent for four-year private schools and 37.8 percent for the state’s four-year public schools. 

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