Adelphi University Freshman Retention & On-Time Graduation Rates

The graduation and retention rates at Adelphi can help you understand the average students' chances of remaining at this college past freshman year, and of graduating within four, five or six years. This is especially important when looking at how much attending Adelphi will cost as transferring colleges, and extending the number of years it takes to graduate, can increase the total amount you will pay for your degree.

How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?

At Adelphi University, 944 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. Did they? Let's find out...

Above Average Amount of Freshmen Return for Their Second Year

With 83.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Adelphi University has freshman retention rates above the national average of 70.9%.

Both Overall and On-Time Graduation for First-Time / Full-Time Students Rates Above Average

The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time / Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Adelphi.

Out of the 5,071 undergraduate students at Adelphi University, 954 (about 19%) are considered first-time / full-time degree seekers.

Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Adelphi 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 Adelphi University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.

Adelphi University performs above average at graduating its first-time / full-time students on all fronts, posting an on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) and overall graduation rate of 54.0% and 64.0% respectively.

Based on the caliber of first-time / full-time students that attend Adelphi University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 55.8%, however, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.2% higher. That means Adelphi University is performing above average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.

Most of First-Time / Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring

36.0% of students at Adelphi University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.

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?

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