If Graduating is Important to You, You May Want to Take a Peek at This
Find out how many of BVU's 271 students stuck around until graduation.
Below You'll Find:
How are BVU'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 Buena Vista University's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
What are BVU's Retention Rates Like?
With 78.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Buena Vista University 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.
Buena Vista 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 BVU.
Out of the 522 degree seeking undergraduates new to Buena Vista University in 2016, 223 (about 43%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of BVU 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 Buena Vista University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Buena Vista University performs above average when it comes to the 42.8% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 50.6% ranks it similar to the average college.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Buena Vista University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 42.6%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.0% higher. That means Buena Vista University is performing above average at 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.
49.4% of students at Buena Vista University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
The following table lists the reasons why students at Buena Vista University did not graduate within three or six years depending on the degree type.
|Reason||% of Overall Class|
- How many people drop out of college?