Retention and Graduation Rates

St. Olaf College has one of the best first-year to sophomore retention rates among its peers. High retention after the first year reflects student satisfaction with the college choice they made and the education they are receiving. High retention, as carried through four years of college, is also a strong predictor of graduation.



1st to 2nd year retention rate


4-year graduation rate


5-year graduation rate


6-year graduation rate


Learn more about how we compare to other Colleges, and our student learning goals in our Outcomes page.