Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Ball State University, 3,803 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 Ball State 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.
Retention Rates at Ball State University
With 82.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Ball State University has freshman retention rates above 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.
Ball State 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 Ball State.
Out of the 16,602 undergraduate students at Ball State University, 3,492 (about 21%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Ball State 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 Ball State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Ball State University performs above average at graduating its first-time/full-time students on all fronts, posting an on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) and overall graduation rate of 40.6% and 61.1% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Ball State University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 53.2%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 7.9% higher. That means Ball State 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.
38.9% of students at Ball State 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?