How Many Alma Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Alma's 428 students stuck around until graduation.
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Understanding Graduation and Retention Rates
Why is it important to know college retention rates and graduation rates? And how do Alma graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Alma 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 Alma'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.
How Many Freshman Return to Alma for Their Sophomore Year?
With 79.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Alma College has freshman retention rates above the national average of 70.9%.
- 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 Alma College
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Alma.
Out of the 1,396 undergraduate students at Alma College, 356 (about 26%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Alma 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 Alma College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Alma 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 57.5% and 60.8% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Alma College we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 57.3%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Alma 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.
39.2% of students at Alma College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?