Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Adrian College, 571 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. Did they? Let's find out...
Below Average Freshman Retention Rate
In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 60.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Adrian College has freshman retention rates below the national average of 70.9%.
First-Time / Full-Time Students Have an Above Average Chances of Graduating
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time / Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Adrian.
Out of the 1,622 undergraduate students at Adrian College, 484 (about 30%) are considered first-time / full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Adrian College 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 Adrian College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Adrian College performs above average at graduating its first-time / full-time students on all fronts, posting an on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) and overall graduation rate of 43.8% and 56.6% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time / full-time students that attend Adrian College we would expect an overall graduation rate of 45.2%, however, students are graduating at a rate that is 11.3% higher. That means Adrian College is performing above 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.
43.4% of students at Adrian College 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?