#6 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

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Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
92% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Boston College
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 87% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 90% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 91% 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 Boston College. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Boston College is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$90,900 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Boston College
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $65,700 per year
after 7 years $72,500 per year
after 8 years $75,700 per year
after 9 years $79,300 per year
after 10 years $90,900 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Boston College students who are working and no longer in school is $90,900, which is 165% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

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Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$196 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
90% vs. 47% national average

If you are having trouble affording your BC student loan debt, explore your options.

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164924 IPEDS survey data for Boston College.