How Many Albright Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Albright's 541 students stuck around until graduation.
Below You'll Find:
Understanding Graduation and Retention Rates
Why is it important to know college retention rates and graduation rates? And how do Albright graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Albright College after their freshman year. There are two different types of graduation rates, on-time graduation rates and "overall" graduation rates.
While on-time graduation rates refer to the number of years it will optimally take to complete a degree (ie., four years for a bachelor's degree), "overall" graduation rates are on a scale of six years and are most frequently advertised by colleges and universities. If you're planning on graduating in four years, pay attention to Albright's on-time graduation rates. Graduation rates can also give a better understanding of how much you'll be paying for college in the long run.
What are Albright's Retention Rates Like?
With 78.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Albright College 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 at Albright College
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Albright.
Out of the 2,239 undergraduate students at Albright College, 493 (about 22%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Albright 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 Albright College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Albright 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 49.5% and 57.9% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Albright College we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 53.5%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Albright College is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
42.1% of students at Albright College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
The following table lists the reasons why students at Albright College did not graduate within three or six years depending on the degree type.
|Reason||% of Overall Class|
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