How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Alabama State University, 1,330 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 57.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Alabama State University has among the worst freshman retention rates in the country.
The following information is based off of data for students who were "Full Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers". Out of the 4,812 undergraduate students at Alabama State University, 4,382 or 91% are considered full time degree seekers.
If this demographic does not represent you, then you might want to ask Alabama State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Among the Worst Graduation Rates
Only 7.5% of students graduate from Alabama State University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 26.3% graduate at all, ranking this school among the worst in the country in both categories.
Based on the caliber of students that attend Alabama State University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 33.8%, however, students are graduating at a rate that is 7.5% lower than that. Therefore, Alabama State University is performing below average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
The Majority of Non-Grads at this School Dropped Out.
73.7% of students at Alabama 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?