How Many Arkansas Tech University Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Arkansas Tech University's 1,251 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 Arkansas Tech University graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Arkansas Tech University 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 Arkansas Tech University'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.
Arkansas Tech University Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 67.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Arkansas Tech University has freshman retention rates below 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.
- Low retention rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Graduation Rates at Arkansas Tech University
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Arkansas Tech University.
Out of the 11,099 undergraduate students at Arkansas Tech University, 1,863 (about 17%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Arkansas Tech 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 Arkansas Tech University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Arkansas Tech University performs on average when it comes to the 24.4% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and performs at a similarly average rate when it comes to their overall graduation rate of 45.2%.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Arkansas Tech University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 46.9%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Arkansas Tech University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
54.8% of students at Arkansas Tech University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
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