How Many Students Make it Through this Crazy Machine of Learning?

At Quinnipiac University, 1,425 undergraduates where scheduled to complete their degree in 2012. Did they? Let's find out...

Be Nice to Your Fellow Freshmen – You Will Probably See Them Next Year

With 84.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Quinnipiac University has freshman retention rates above the national average of 69.4%.

The following information on is based off of data for students who were "Full Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers". Out of the 6,430 undergraduate students at Quinnipiac University, this group of 6,230 represents about 97%.

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

All Around Excellent Graduation Rates Here

Both the on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduation rate of 70.7% and the overall rate of 75.4% rank Quinnipiac University among the best in the country.

Based on the caliber of students that attend Quinnipiac University we would expect a graduation rate of 66.4%, however, students are graduating at a rate that is 9.0% higher. Therefore, Quinnipiac University is performing above average at graduating students, based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.

A Lot of Students Pulled the ol' Mark Zuckerberg

24.6% of students at Quinnipiac University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.

The following table lists the reasons why students at Quinnipiac University did not graduate within three or six years depending on the degree type.

Reason% of Overall Class
Still EnrolledN/A
TransferredN/A
Dropped Out24.6%
Total24.6%

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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