## Why are Retention and Graduation Rates Important?

Make an informed decision about your education by understanding how retention and graduation rates impact you. First year retention rates let you know how many students come back for their sophomore year. Graduation rates tell you how long it takes to complete a degree at Argosy University - Sarasota. Remember, every extra semester it takes to graduate will increase the cost of your degree.

### On This Page You'll Find:

- What These Rates Have To Do With You
- First to Second Year Retention Rate at Argosy University - Sarasota
- Graduation Rates at Argosy University - Sarasota

## The First Year Retention Rates at Argosy University - Sarasota Could Not Be Determined

We were not able to determine the freshman retention rate at Argosy University - Sarasota.

Nationwide, the average first year to second year retention rate is 71.0%. When looking at just colleges and universities in Florida, the average is 66.0%.

### Any Questions?

- 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.

## Overall, 40.0% of Argosy University - Sarasota Undergrads Finish Within Six Years

At Argosy University - Sarasota, there were 20 bachelors degree candidates in the class of 2012. By 2014, six years after beginning their degree, 40.0% of these students had graduated. After an additional two years, 40.0% of this class eventually completed their degree.

We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges typically report their graduation rates after six or even eight years.

This implies that 60.0% did not graduate within eight years. Of these 13 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 0 had transferred to a different institution, and Argosy University - Sarasota lost contact with the remaining 12 whom we assume dropped out.

### Some Students Take More Time to Graduate

First-time, full-time students under the age of 25 are much more likely to graduate in four years (on-time). Some schools cater mostly to traditional students while others cater to “non-traditional” students who may be attending part time and thus are likely to take longer to graduate.

Comparing the graduation rates of specific cohorts shown below will be more revealing than the overall statistics shared above.

## First-Time / Full-time Students at Argosy University - Sarasota Represent 15.0% of the Class of 2012 and 25.0% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a four year graduation rate of N/A,
**first-time** students in the Argosy University - Sarasota class of 2012 who attended classes
**full-time**
After six years, the graduation rate was 66.7%
and by 2016, 66.7%
of this class had completed their degree.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first-time** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
32.8% after four years,
47.6% after six years, and
49.2% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for First-Time / Full-time Graduation Rates at Argosy University - Sarasota

### 33.3% of the First-Time / Full-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 1 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 0 had transferred to a different institution, and Argosy University - Sarasota lost contact with the remaining 1 whom we assume dropped out.

## First-Time / Part-time Students at Argosy University - Sarasota Represent 65.0% of the Class of 2012 and 25.0% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 15.4%,
**first-time** students in the Argosy University - Sarasota class of 2012 who attended classes
**part-time** had a graduation rate similar to the national average.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 15.4%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first-time** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
22.2% after six years and
24.5% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for First-Time / Part-time Graduation Rates at Argosy University - Sarasota

### 84.6% of the First-Time/ Part-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 11 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 0 had transferred to a different institution, and Argosy University - Sarasota lost contact with the remaining 11 whom we assume dropped out.

## Returning / Full-time Students at Argosy University - Sarasota Represent 5.0% of the Class of 2012 and 12.5% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 100.0%,
**returning** students in the Argosy University - Sarasota class of 2012 who attended classes
**full-time** were among the most likely in the nation to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 100.0%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
55.0% after six years and
56.2% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for Returning / Full-time Graduation Rates at Argosy University - Sarasota

### 0.0% of the Returning / Full-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 0 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 0 had transferred to a different institution, and Argosy University - Sarasota lost contact with the remaining 0 whom we assume dropped out.

## Returning / Part-time Students at Argosy University - Sarasota Represent 15.0% of the Class of 2012 and 37.5% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 100.0%,
**returning** students in the Argosy University - Sarasota class of 2012 who attended classes
**part-time** were among the most likely in the nation to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 100.0%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
36.8% after six years and
38.6% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for Returning / Part-time Graduation Rates at Argosy University - Sarasota

### 0.0% of the Returning / Part-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 0 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 0 had transferred to a different institution, and Argosy University - Sarasota lost contact with the remaining 0 whom we assume dropped out.