If Graduating is Important to You, You May Want to Take a Peek at This

At Appalachian State University, 2,707 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2013. Did they? Let's find out...

Freshmen Must Like It Here. Most of Them Stick Around.

With 88.0% of students staying on for a second year, Appalachian State University has among the best 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 15,712 undergraduate students at Appalachian State University, this group of 14,747 represents about 94%.

If this demographic does not represent you, then you might want to ask Appalachian State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.

College Most Likely to Look Like One of Those Graduation Movie Scenes

Appalachian State 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 39.9% and 66.2% respectively.

Based on the caliber of students that attend Appalachian State University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 65.6%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Appalachian State University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.

Graduating From College Isn't for Everyone. The Majority of Non-Grads at this School Dropped Out.

33.8% of students at Appalachian 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?

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