Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Central College, 442 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 Central 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.
What are Central College's Retention Rates Like?
With 78.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Central 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.
Central 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 Central.
Out of the 356 degree seeking undergraduates new to Central College in 2016, 317 (about 89%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Central College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Central College 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 59.7% and 67.0% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Central College we would expect an overall graduation rate of 56.0%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 10.9% higher. That means Central College 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.
33.0% of students at Central College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?