How Many Texas Tech Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Texas Tech's 4,514 students stuck around until graduation.
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Understanding Graduation and Retention Rates
Why is it important to know college retention rates and graduation rates? And how do Texas Tech graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Texas Tech University after their freshman year. There are two different types of graduation rates, on-time graduation rates and "overall" graduation rates.
While on-time graduation rates refer to the number of years it will optimally take to complete a degree (ie., four years for a bachelor's degree), "overall" graduation rates are on a scale of six years and are most frequently advertised by colleges and universities. If you're planning on graduating in four years, pay attention to Texas Tech's on-time graduation rates. Graduation rates can also give a better understanding of how much you'll be paying for college in the long run.
Retention Rates at Texas Tech
With 83.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Texas Tech University has freshman retention rates above the national average of 71.2%.
- When you attend a school that is high quality and a good fit for you, it is more likely you'll return for another year.Read more about why retention is so important.
- How many students make it past freshman year? You might be surprised at the answer.
Graduation Rates at Texas Tech University
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Texas Tech.
Out of the 29,237 undergraduate students at Texas Tech University, 5,079 (about 17%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Texas Tech 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 Texas Tech University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
With rates of 35.0% and 59.9% for on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduations and overall graduation rates, respectively, Texas Tech University does an average job of graduating its first-time/full-time students on time and an above average job at graduating them overall.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Texas Tech University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 65.0%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 5.0% lower than that. Therefore, Texas Tech University is performing below average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
40.1% of students at Texas Tech University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
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