Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around

At Radford University, 1,730 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2013. Did they? Let's find out...

Freshman Retention Rates Here Are About Average

With 74.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Radford 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 8,610 undergraduate students at Radford University, this group of 8,268 represents about 96%.

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

Hey, Looky Here. People Seem to be Actually Graduating From This Place.

Radford 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 42.2% and 60.1% respectively.

Based on the caliber of students that attend Radford University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 48.8%, however, students are graduating at a rate that is 11.3% higher. Therefore, Radford University is performing above average at graduating students, based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.

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

39.9% of students at Radford 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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