Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At California State University - Fresno, 2,619 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 Fresno State 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.
What are California State University - Fresno's Retention Rates Like?
With 83.0% of students making it past their freshman year, California State University - Fresno has freshman retention rates above 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.
Fresno State 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 Fresno State.
Out of the 5,414 degree seeking undergraduates new to California State University - Fresno in 2016, 3,537 (about 65%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask California State University - Fresno about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
You stand a good chance of graduating from this college, but not on time (two or four years depending on the degree). California State University - Fresno has an overall graduation rate of 58.5%, which is above average when compared nationally, but only 15.5% of first-time/full-time students do so on time, which is among the worst.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend California State University - Fresno we would expect an overall graduation rate of 36.6%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 21.8% higher. Therefore, California State University - Fresno is among the highest performing schools nationwide in graduating students when their anticipated academic achievement is factored in.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
41.5% of students at California State University - Fresno failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?