|Years||Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree|
|within 4 years||25% earned a bachelor degree|
|within 5 years||49% earned a bachelor degree|
|within 6 years||56% 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 Western Michigan University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Western Michigan University is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.
|after 6 years||$33,000 per year|
|after 7 years||$39,000 per year|
|after 8 years||$41,700 per year|
|after 9 years||$44,300 per year|
|after 10 years||$48,900 per year|
10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Western Michigan University students who are working and no longer in school is $48,900, which is 43% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.