Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At California State University - Northridge, 4,049 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at California State University - Northridge 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.
Retention Rates at California State University - Northridge
With 79.0% of students making it past their freshman year, California State University - Northridge 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.
California State University - Northridge 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 California State University - Northridge.
Out of the 11,515 degree seeking undergraduates new to California State University - Northridge in 2016, 5,517 (about 48%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of California State University - Northridge 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 California State University - Northridge about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 11.4% of first-time/full-time students graduate from California State University - Northridge on time (two or four years depending on the degree), but 50.4% do eventually graduate. This ranks the school among the worst in the country at graduating first-time/full-time students on time, but on average when it comes to the overall graduation rate.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend California State University - Northridge we would expect an overall graduation rate of 38.1%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 12.3% higher. That means California State University - Northridge 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.
49.6% of students at California State University - Northridge failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?