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

At Wichita State University, 1,133 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2013. Did they? Let's find out...

An Average Amount of Freshmen Make it To Their Sophomore Year

With 70.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Wichita 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 12,066 undergraduate students at Wichita State University, this group of 8,430 represents about 70%.

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

Grad Rates are Mixed. Some Do Well, Some Do Not

Only 17.0% of students graduate from Wichita State University on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 41.4% graduate at all, ranking this school below average in both categories when compared nationally.

Based on the caliber of students that attend Wichita State University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 50.7%, however, students are graduating at a rate that is 9.3% lower than that. Therefore, Wichita State University is performing below average at graduating students, based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.

Most of Non-Grads End Up Transferring

58.6% of students at Wichita State University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.

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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