Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Coastal Carolina University, 1,766 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 Coastal Carolina University 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.
Coastal Carolina University 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, Coastal Carolina University 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.
Coastal Carolina University 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 Coastal Carolina University.
Out of the 3,159 degree seeking undergraduates new to Coastal Carolina University in 2016, 2,359 (about 75%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Coastal Carolina University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Coastal Carolina University performs on average when it comes to the 26.3% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and performs at a similarly average rate when it comes to their overall graduation rate of 42.7%.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Coastal Carolina University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 47.9%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 5.2% lower than that. Therefore, Coastal Carolina University is performing below 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.
57.3% of students at Coastal Carolina 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?