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Alabama A & M University Freshman Retention & On-Time Graduation Rates

The graduation and retention rates at AAMU 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 AAMU 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.

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At Alabama A & M University, 1,044 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. Did they? Let's find out...

Below Average Freshman Retention Rate

In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 66.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Alabama A & M University has freshman retention rates below the national average of 70.9%.

Graduation Rates for First-Time / Full-Time Students Are Mixed

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

Out of the 4,210 undergraduate students at Alabama A & M University, 1,194 (about 28%) are considered first-time / full-time degree seekers.

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

Only 11.0% of first-time / full-time students graduate from Alabama A & M University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 35.2% graduate at all, ranking this school below average in both categories when compared nationally.

Based on the caliber of first-time / full-time students that attend Alabama A & M University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 33.9%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Alabama A & M University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.

The Majority of First-Time / Full-Time Non-Grads at this School Dropped Out.

64.8% of students at Alabama A & M University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.

The following table lists the reasons why students at Alabama A & M University did not graduate within three or six years depending on the degree type.

Reason% of Overall Class
Still EnrolledN/A
TransferredN/A
Dropped Out64.8%
Total64.8%

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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