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%.
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 Alaska Pacific.
Out of the 326 undergraduate students at Alaska Pacific University, 18 (about 6%) are considered first-time / full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Alaska Pacific 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 Alaska Pacific University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Alaska Pacific 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 53.3% and 60.0% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time / full-time 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 First-Time / Full-Time 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?