Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Chadron State College, 406 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at Chadron State College 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.
Chadron State College Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 65.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Chadron State College has freshman retention rates below 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.
- Low retention rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Graduation Rates for Chadron State College: Do They Meet Your Standards?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Chadron State College.
Out of the 668 degree seeking undergraduates new to Chadron State College in 2016, 413 (about 62%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Chadron State College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 19.5% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Chadron State College on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 42.4% graduate at all, ranking this school below average in both categories when compared nationally.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Chadron State College we would expect an overall graduation rate of 49.1%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 6.7% lower than that. Therefore, Chadron State College is performing below average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
- Low graduation rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
57.6% of students at Chadron State College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
- How many people drop out of college?