Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Ave Maria University, 216 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. 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 72.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Ave Maria University has freshman retention rates similar to the national average of 71.2%.
- 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.
Ave Maria 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 Ave Maria University.
Out of the 1,070 undergraduate students at Ave Maria University, 303 (about 28%) 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 41.2% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 51.4% ranks it similar to the average college.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Ave Maria University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 59.8%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.4% lower than that. Therefore, Ave Maria University is performing below 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.
48.6% of students at Ave Maria University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?