How Many Carlow Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Carlow's 250 students stuck around until graduation.
Below You'll Find:
Understanding Graduation and Retention Rates
Why is it important to know college retention rates and graduation rates? And how do Carlow graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Carlow University 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 Carlow's 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 Carlow for Their Sophomore Year?
With 77.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Carlow 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.
Graduation Rates at Carlow University
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Carlow.
Out of the 479 degree seeking undergraduates new to Carlow University in 2016, 219 (about 46%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Carlow 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 Carlow University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Carlow University performs above average when it comes to the 40.0% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 49.6% ranks it similar to the average college.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Carlow University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 43.5%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 6.1% higher. That means Carlow 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.
50.4% of students at Carlow 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?