How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Alabama A & M University, 1,042 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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How are Alabama A & M University's Retention and Graduation Rates Applicable to You?
Having a better understanding of retention and graduation rates will help you make an informed decision about your education. Retention Rates let you know how many first year students come back for their sophomore year. The graduation rate will tell you how long it takes the average student to complete their degree. We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges report their "overall" graduation rate at six years.
If you want to graduate within four years, be sure to check out AAMU's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
AAMU Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
You have to make it past freshman year in order to graduate. With only 58.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Alabama A & M University has among the worst freshman retention rates in the country.
- 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.
- Low retention rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Will You Graduate From AAMU On Time?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at AAMU.
Out of the 4,505 undergraduate students at Alabama A & M University, 1,473 (about 33%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Alabama A & M 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 Alabama A & M University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 11.0% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Alabama A & M University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 30.8% graduate at all, ranking this school below average in both categories when compared nationally.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Alabama A & M University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 31.5%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Alabama A & M University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
- Low graduation rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
69.2% of students at Alabama A & M University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
- How many people drop out of college?