Students who spend their freshman year in Williams Village residence halls are more likely to leave school without completing a degree than students who live on the main campus, according to data from the University of Colorado.
The university’s Office of Data Analytics (ODA) keeps a record of graduation rates broken down by residence hall. The data shows that students who live in dorms on CU’s main campus during their freshman year have consistently higher retention and graduation rates than those who live in Williams Village.
Williams Village, colloquially referred to as Will Vill, is an extension of CU Boulder located several blocks from the main campus. It is used mostly to house freshman students and currently consists of five residence halls. Along with residence halls, Williams Village also has a post office and a recreation center, and the Buff Bus provides transportation to the main campus. A new $48.9 million dining hall, the Village Center, opened in Williams Village in the spring of 2017.
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