If Graduating is Important to You, You May Want to Take a Peek at This
At Albright College, 505 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 76.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Albright College has freshman retention rates similar to the national average of 70.9%.
First-Time / Full-Time Student Graduation Rates are Above Average or Average
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time / Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Albright.
Out of the 2,360 undergraduate students at Albright College, 540 (about 23%) are considered first-time / full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Albright College 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 Albright College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Albright College performs above average when it comes to the 44.4% percent of first-time / full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 52.7% ranks it similar to the average college.
Based on the caliber of first-time / full-time students that attend Albright College we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 52.2%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Albright College 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.
47.3% of students at Albright College 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?