Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around

At Florida State University, 6,191 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2013. Did they? Let's find out...

This School Has a Crazy High Freshman Retention Rate

With 91.0% of students staying on for a second year, Florida 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 32,171 undergraduate students at Florida State University, this group of 28,530 represents about 89%.

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

Graduating Seems To Be a Popular Activity Here

Both the on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduation rate of 53.5% and the overall rate of 75.1% rank Florida State University among the best in the country.

Based on the caliber of students that attend Florida State University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 72.6%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Florida 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.

24.9% of students at Florida 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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