BLOOMFIELD – According to analysis of U.S. Department of Education data, The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked Bloomfield College ninth nationally out of 621 four-year private institutions that persist in getting more students to graduate in five or six years.
According to the article, hundreds of private four-year institutions are unable to graduate their students in a four-year period. The Chronicle list includes schools that graduated the highest percentages of students completing their degree in the fifth or sixth year, as measured in 2018 for the cohort of first-time, full-time students who began their undergraduate education at Bloomfield College in 2012. Of students who graduate from Bloomfield College, 66.1% graduated within their fifth or sixth year.
"Student success is the number one priority of Bloomfield College, but that success is not always achieved in four years,” said Bloomfield College President Marcheta P. Evans, Ph.D.
The ranking and overall figures are based on four-year, degree-granting colleges that participate in Title IV federal student-aid programs with at least 250 students in the entering cohort.
“The majority of our Bloomfield College students work two to three jobs and have to not only provide for themselves, but their entire family,” said Dr. Patrick Lamy, Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Relations. “In addition, some of our students are without a permanent residence and have severe food insecurities. As a result, they may not be able to take full course loads each semester. Our ranking in the Chronicle list is just one more indication from the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities that we are successful in preparing and graduating our students in the rapidly changing landscape of higher education.”