|Years||Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree|
|within 4 years||29% earned a bachelor degree|
|within 5 years||47% earned a bachelor degree|
|within 6 years||50% 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 Carolina University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Western Carolina University is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.
|after 6 years||$31,300 per year|
|after 7 years||$32,400 per year|
|after 8 years||$35,500 per year|
|after 9 years||$37,000 per year|
|after 10 years||$39,100 per year|
10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Western Carolina University students who are working and no longer in school is $39,100, which is 14% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.