If Graduating is Important to You, You May Want to Take a Peek at This
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%.
The following information is based off of data for students who were "Full Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers". Out of the 4,210 undergraduate students at Alabama A & M University, 3,930 or 93% are considered full time degree seekers.
If this demographic does not represent you, then you might want to ask Alabama A & M University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Graduation Rates Are Mixed
Only 11.0% of 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 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 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|
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?