Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Baylor University, 3,054 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 Baylor 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 Baylor University for Their Sophomore Year?
With 89.0% of students staying on for a second year, Baylor 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.
Baylor 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 Baylor.
Out of the 13,859 undergraduate students at Baylor University, 3,622 (about 26%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Baylor 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 Baylor 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 54.6% and the overall rate of 72.2% rank Baylor University among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Baylor University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 76.4%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Baylor University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
27.8% of students at Baylor 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?