|Years||Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree|
|within 4 years||63% earned a bachelor degree|
|within 5 years||70% earned a bachelor degree|
|within 6 years||71% earned a bachelor degree|
A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Valparaiso University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Valparaiso University is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.
|after 6 years||$39,800 per year|
|after 7 years||$42,800 per year|
|after 8 years||$46,000 per year|
|after 9 years||$49,000 per year|
|after 10 years||$54,000 per year|
10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Valparaiso University students who are working and no longer in school is $54,000, which is 57% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.