Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around

At Fayetteville State University, 820 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2013. Did they? Let's find out...

Freshman Retention Rates Here Are About Average

With 76.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Fayetteville State University has freshman retention rates similar to the national average of 69.4%.

The following information is based off of data for students who were "Full Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers". Out of the 5,287 undergraduate students at Fayetteville State University, this group of 3,854 represents about 73%.

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

Graduation Rates Are Mixed

Only 12.0% of students graduate from Fayetteville State University on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 31.2% graduate at all, ranking this school below average in both categories when compared nationally.

Based on the caliber of students that attend Fayetteville State University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 28.3%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Fayetteville 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.

68.8% of students at Fayetteville 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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