Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Bemidji State University, 787 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at Bemidji State 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.
Bemidji State University Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 66.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Bemidji State 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?
Bemidji State 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 Bemidji State University.
Out of the 4,791 undergraduate students at Bemidji State University, 728 (about 15%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Bemidji 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 Bemidji State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Bemidji State University performs on average when it comes to the 27.7% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and performs at a similarly average rate when it comes to their overall graduation rate of 45.7%.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Bemidji State University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 46.4%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Bemidji State University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
54.3% of students at Bemidji State University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
- How many people drop out of college?