How Many Catawba Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Catawba's 308 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 Catawba graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Catawba College 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 Catawba'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.
Retention Rates at Catawba
With 74.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Catawba College 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 Catawba College
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Catawba.
Out of the 401 degree seeking undergraduates new to Catawba College in 2016, 311 (about 78%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Catawba College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Catawba College performs above average when it comes to the 39.3% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 46.8% ranks it similar to the average college.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Catawba College we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 44.6%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Catawba College 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.
53.2% of students at Catawba College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
The following table lists the reasons why students at Catawba College did not graduate within three or six years depending on the degree type.
|Reason||% of Overall Class|
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