Student Achievement

Wofford College evaluates student achievement with a range of indicators including retention rates, graduation rates, and job placement/graduate school acceptance rates.

Completion and Retention

At the college, the office of institutional research collects retention and graduation rates on all entering cohorts.

Entry Year Cohort 2nd Year
Fall 2009 391 89.51%
Fall 2010 431 88.19%
Fall 2011 444 89.46%
Fall 2012 438 89.52%
Fall 2013 413 90.12%
Fall 2014 487 87.89%
Fall 2015 441 86.88%
Fall 2016 440 90.00%
Fall 2017 452 88.05%
Fall 2018 465 91.83%
Fall 2019 473 90.27%
Entry Year Cohort 4-Year Grad 5-Year Grad 6-Year Grad
Fall 2005 319 76.64% 80.31% 80.88%
Fall 2006 378 79.10% 83.07% 83.60%
Fall 2007 385 78.18% 81.04% 81.56%
Fall 2008 415 71.33% 77.83% 78.07%
Fall 2009 391 77.24% 80.82% 81.59%
Fall 2010 431 78.19% 80.28% 80.74%
Fall 2011 444 77.30% 80.86% 80.86%
Fall 2012 438 76.48% 80.37% 81.05%
Fall 2013 413 81.36% 84.99% 85.47%
Fall 2014 487 76.80% 79.88% 80.29%
Fall 2015 441 75.28% 79.82%
Fall 2016 440 79.77%

Job Placement and Graduate School Acceptance

The Career Center collects data on job placement and graduate school acceptance for Wofford graduates.

For the Class of 2019:

  • 92.1% are employed, interning, or in graduate school,
  • 2.2% are pursing military or volunteer service, and
  • 5.1% are pursuing other avenues such as taking additional courses, a gap year, or planning to continue education
  • The overall Career Outcomes Rate is 99.5%*


*The Career Outcomes Rate is calculated from the percentage of students who are engaged in a structured approach to developing a career path after graduation, based on framework developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.