How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Auburn University, 3,967 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. Did they? Let's find out...
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How are Auburn University's Retention and Graduation Rates Applicable to You?
Having a better understanding of retention and graduation rates will help you make an informed decision about your education. Retention Rates let you know how many first year students come back for their sophomore year. The graduation rate will tell you how long it takes the average student to complete their degree. We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges report their "overall" graduation rate at six years.
If you want to graduate within four years, be sure to check out Auburn's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
Retention Rates at Auburn University
With 91.0% of students staying on for a second year, Auburn University is one of the best in the country when it comes to freshman retention rates.
- 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 Auburn
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Auburn.
Out of the 20,629 undergraduate students at Auburn University, 4,552 (about 22%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Auburn 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 Auburn University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Both the on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduation rate of 42.2% and the overall rate of 70.9% rank Auburn University among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Auburn University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 74.9%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Auburn 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
29.1% of students at Auburn University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
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