Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Point University, 98 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at Point University 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.
Point University Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
You have to make it past freshman year in order to graduate. With only 55.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Point University has among the worst freshman retention rates in the country.
- 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.
Point University 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 Point University.
Out of the 481 degree seeking undergraduates new to Point University in 2016, 264 (about 55%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Point 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 Point University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Point University performs above average when it comes to the 38.8% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 46.9% ranks it similar to the average college.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Point University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 38.0%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.9% higher. That means Point University is performing above average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
53.1% of students at Point University 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 Point University did not graduate within three or six years depending on the degree type.
|Reason||% of Overall Class|
- How many people drop out of college?