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

At Wichita State University, 1,133 undergraduates where scheduled to complete their degree in 2012. 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%.

Want To Take More Than 4 Years to Graduate? This Might Be the School For You

Only 17.0% of students graduate from Wichita State University on-time (two or four years depending on the degree), but 41.3% do eventually graduate. This ranks the school among the worst in the country at graduating students on-time, but on average when it comes to the overall graduation rate.

Based on the caliber of students that attend Wichita State University we would expect a graduation rate of 49.6%, however, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.3% 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

58.7% 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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