How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Bethany Lutheran College, 166 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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How are Bethany Lutheran College's Retention and Graduation Rates Applicable to You?
Having a better understanding of retention and graduation rates will help you make an informed decision about your education. Retention Rates let you know how many first year students come back for their sophomore year. The graduation rate will tell you how long it takes the average student to complete their degree. We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges report their "overall" graduation rate at six years.
If you want to graduate within four years, be sure to check out BLC's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
What are Bethany Lutheran College's Retention Rates Like?
With 73.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Bethany Lutheran College 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.
Graduation Rates at BLC
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at BLC.
Out of the 524 undergraduate students at Bethany Lutheran College, 134 (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 Bethany Lutheran College 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 Bethany Lutheran College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Bethany Lutheran College performs above average when it comes to the 39.2% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 49.4% ranks it similar to the average college.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Bethany Lutheran College we would expect an overall graduation rate of 63.1%. With an actual rate that is 13.7% lower than expected, Bethany Lutheran College is among the worst performing schools nationally when it comes to 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.
50.6% of students at Bethany Lutheran College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?