Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Alaska Pacific University, 60 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. Did they? Let's find out...
An Average Amount of Freshmen Make it Through the First Year
With 77.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Alaska Pacific University has freshman retention rates similar to 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 326 undergraduate students at Alaska Pacific University, 172 or 53% are considered full time degree seekers.
If this demographic does not represent you, then you might want to ask Alaska Pacific University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Given that this percentage is not higher, the mission of Alaska Pacific University may reflect other priorites such as providing education for "returning" or "part-time" students and the following data should be discounted accordingly.
Both Overall and On-Time Graduation Rates Above Average
Alaska Pacific University performs above average at graduating its students on all fronts, posting an on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) and overall graduation rate of 53.3% and 60.0% respectively.
Based on the caliber of students that attend Alaska Pacific University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 54.4%, however, students are graduating at a rate that is 5.6% higher. That means Alaska Pacific University is performing above average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
Most of Non-Grads End Up Transferring
40.0% of students at Alaska Pacific 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?