Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Briar Cliff University, 222 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. 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 Briar Cliff 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.
Briar Cliff Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 70.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Briar Cliff 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.
Briar Cliff 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 Briar Cliff.
Out of the 315 degree seeking undergraduates new to Briar Cliff University in 2016, 185 (about 59%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Briar Cliff 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 Briar Cliff University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Briar Cliff University performs above average when it comes to the 40.5% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 47.8% ranks it similar to the average college.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Briar Cliff University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 45.8%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Briar Cliff 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.
52.2% of students at Briar Cliff 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?