How Many Brenau Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Brenau's 176 students stuck around until graduation.
Below You'll Find:
Understanding Graduation and Retention Rates
Why is it important to know college retention rates and graduation rates? And how do Brenau graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Brenau 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 Brenau'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.
Brenau 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, Brenau University has freshman retention rates below the national average of 70.9%.
- 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?
Graduation Rates at Brenau University
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Brenau.
Out of the 1,596 undergraduate students at Brenau University, 226 (about 14%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Brenau 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 Brenau University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Brenau University performs on average when it comes to the 34.7% 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 46.6%.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Brenau University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 45.3%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Brenau 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
53.4% of students at Brenau 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?