Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Ave Maria University, 221 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 Ave Maria 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.
How Many Freshman Return to Ave Maria University for Their Sophomore Year?
With 74.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Ave Maria University 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.
Graduation Rates for Ave Maria University: Do They Meet Your Standards?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Ave Maria University.
Out of the 1,028 undergraduate students at Ave Maria University, 304 (about 30%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Ave Maria 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 Ave Maria University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Ave Maria University performs above average when it comes to the 37.6% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 42.1% is below the national average.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Ave Maria University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 56.6%. With an actual rate that is 14.5% lower than expected, Ave Maria University is among the worst performing schools nationally when it comes to 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.
57.9% of students at Ave Maria 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 Ave Maria 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?