Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Capital University, 608 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 Capital 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.
How Many Freshman Return to Capital University for Their Sophomore Year?
With 76.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Capital 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.
Capital 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 Capital.
Out of the 820 degree seeking undergraduates new to Capital University in 2016, 671 (about 82%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Capital University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Capital University performs above average at graduating its first-time/full-time students on all fronts, posting an on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) and overall graduation rate of 55.3% and 62.8% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Capital University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 60.9%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Capital 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.
37.2% of students at Capital 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?