How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Alcorn State University, 461 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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How are Alcorn State 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 Alcorn State's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
Retention Rates at Alcorn State University
With 76.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Alcorn 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.
Will You Graduate From Alcorn State On Time?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Alcorn State.
Out of the 2,911 undergraduate students at Alcorn State University, 598 (about 21%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Alcorn 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 Alcorn State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 16.7% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Alcorn State University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 33.8% 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 Alcorn State University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 34.8%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Alcorn State University 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.
66.2% of students at Alcorn 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?