Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Appalachian Bible College, 35 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. 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 Appalachian Bible College 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.
Retention Rates at Appalachian Bible College
With 73.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Appalachian Bible College has freshman retention rates similar to 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.
Appalachian Bible College Graduation Rates for Full-Time Students
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Appalachian Bible College.
Out of the 295 undergraduate students at Appalachian Bible College, 34 (about 12%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Appalachian Bible 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 Appalachian Bible College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Appalachian Bible 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 51.4% and 62.9% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Appalachian Bible College we would expect an overall graduation rate of 44.3%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 18.5% higher. Therefore, Appalachian Bible College is among the highest performing schools nationwide in graduating students when their anticipated academic achievement is factored in.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
37.1% of students at Appalachian Bible 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 Appalachian Bible College did not graduate within three or six years depending on the degree type.
|Reason||% of Overall Class|
- How many people drop out of college?