How Many Barry University Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Barry University's 648 students stuck around until graduation.
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Understanding Graduation and Retention Rates
Why is it important to know college retention rates and graduation rates? And how do Barry University graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Barry University after their freshman year. There are two different types of graduation rates, on-time graduation rates and "overall" graduation rates.
While on-time graduation rates refer to the number of years it will optimally take to complete a degree (ie., four years for a bachelor's degree), "overall" graduation rates are on a scale of six years and are most frequently advertised by colleges and universities. If you're planning on graduating in four years, pay attention to Barry University's on-time graduation rates. Graduation rates can also give a better understanding of how much you'll be paying for college in the long run.
Barry University Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 65.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Barry University has freshman retention rates below 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.
- Low retention rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Will You Graduate From Barry University On Time?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Barry University.
Out of the 1,047 degree seeking undergraduates new to Barry University in 2016, 431 (about 41%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Barry 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 Barry University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 15.7% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Barry University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 33.5% graduate at all, ranking this school below average in both categories when compared nationally.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Barry University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 38.0%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Barry University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
- Low graduation rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
66.5% of students at Barry University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
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