How Many Chowan University Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Chowan University's 513 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 Chowan University graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Chowan 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 Chowan University'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.
Chowan University Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
You have to make it past freshman year in order to graduate. With only 47.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Chowan University has among the worst freshman retention rates in the country.
- 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.
Will You Graduate From Chowan University On Time?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Chowan University.
Out of the 640 degree seeking undergraduates new to Chowan University in 2016, 552 (about 86%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Chowan University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 12.1% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Chowan University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 24.4% graduate at all, ranking this school among the worst in the country in both categories.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Chowan University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 25.6%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Chowan 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.
75.6% of students at Chowan 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?