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Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
82% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 60% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 82% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 84% 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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$82,500 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $62,300 per year
after 7 years $67,800 per year
after 8 years $72,400 per year
after 9 years $79,400 per year
after 10 years $82,500 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students who are working and no longer in school is $82,500, which is 141% 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
$284 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
92% vs. 47% national average

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=194824 IPEDS survey data for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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