Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Albany State University, 745 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
Below You'll Find:
What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at Albany State and for how long. An on-time graduation rate is considered to be two or four years, unlike the "overall" graduation rate that can vary four to six years, depending on the degree.
Pay attention to the on-time graduation rates if you're planning on completing your degree in four years. They can also be used to understand exactly how much you'll be paying for college, as prolonging a graduation means paying more for your degree.
How Many Freshman Return to Albany State University for Their Sophomore Year?
With 78.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Albany State University has freshman retention rates similar to 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 for Albany State: Do They Meet Your Standards?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Albany State.
Out of the 2,991 undergraduate students at Albany State University, 477 (about 16%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Albany State 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 Albany State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 8.9% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Albany State University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 31.0% 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 Albany State University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 33.6%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Albany State 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?
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
69.0% of students at Albany State University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?