Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Arizona State University, 6,743 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. Did they? Let's find out...
Above Average Amount of Freshmen Return for Their Second Year
With 86.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Arizona State University has freshman retention rates above 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 Arizona State.
Out of the 39,961 undergraduate students at Arizona State University, 7,594 (about 19%) are considered first-time / full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Arizona State 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 Arizona State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Arizona State 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 42.8% and 63.4% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time / full-time students that attend Arizona State University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 64.9%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Arizona State University 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.
36.6% of students at Arizona 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?