How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Adams State University, 393 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. Did they? Let's find out...
Many Students Don't Return After the First Year
You have to make it past freshman year in order to graduate. With only 58.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Adams State University has among the worst freshman retention rates in the country.
Among the Worst Graduation Rates for First-Time / Full-Time Students
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time / Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Adams State.
Out of the 2,156 undergraduate students at Adams State University, 471 (about 22%) are considered first-time / full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Adams State University may reflect other priorities such as providing education for "returning" or "part-time" students. The following data should be discounted accordingly.
If you are not a "First-Time / Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Adams State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 9.4% of first-time / full-time students graduate from Adams State University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 23.9% graduate at all, ranking this school among the worst in the country in both categories.
Based on the caliber of first-time / full-time students that attend Adams State University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 41.5%. With an actual rate that is 17.6% lower than expected, Adams State University is among the worst performing schools nationally when it comes to graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
The Majority of First-Time / Full-Time Non-Grads at this School Dropped Out.
76.1% of students at Adams State University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
Questions You Need to Ask
- The majority of students take more than the "expected time" to graduate. Have you factored this into your college budget?
- You may not think you will transfer, but a lot of students do. How easy is it to transfer credits from this college? Will you end up having to retake classes?