How Many Cal State San Marcos Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Cal State San Marcos' 1,114 students stuck around until graduation.
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Understanding Graduation and Retention Rates
Why is it important to know college retention rates and graduation rates? And how do Cal State San Marcos graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to California State University - San Marcos 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 Cal State San Marcos' 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.
How Many Freshman Return to Cal State San Marcos for Their Sophomore Year?
With 81.0% of students making it past their freshman year, California State University - San Marcos 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.
Graduation Rates at California State University - San Marcos
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Cal State San Marcos.
Out of the 3,727 degree seeking undergraduates new to California State University - San Marcos in 2016, 2,123 (about 57%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Cal State San Marcos 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 - San Marcos about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 15.2% of first-time/full-time students graduate from California State University - San Marcos on time (two or four years depending on the degree), but 51.4% 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 - San Marcos we would expect an overall graduation rate of 40.9%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 10.5% higher. That means California State University - San Marcos 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.
48.6% of students at California State University - San Marcos failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
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