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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Graduation Rate & Retention Rates

22% 4-Year Graduation Rate
22% 6-Year Graduation Rate
48% Retention Rate

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs 2023 Graduation & Retention Report

Make an informed decision about your education by understanding Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs retention and graduation rates. First year retention rates let you know how many first-time, full-time students students come back for their second year. Graduation rates tell you how many students complete their degree and how long it takes.

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Retention Rate

48% Freshmen Retention Rate
Below Average Retention Rate

The percentage of first-time / full-time students who return for their second year is tracked as the freshmen retention rate.

With 48% students making it past their freshmen year, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs has freshmen retention rates similar to the national average.

Nationwide, the average first to second year retention rate is 70.57%.

When looking at just colleges and universities in Colorado, the average is 70.70%.

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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs 48%
Nationwide 70.57%
Colorado 70.70%
Low retention rates may be a signal that a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Graduation Rates

22% 6-Year Graduation Rate
28.18% Transfer Rate
47.87% Dropout Rate

Of the 3,868 students in the class of 2015, how many completed their degree on time?

Four years after beginning their degree, 22% of those students had graduated. By 2017, six years after starting their degree, 22% of the students had graduated and after eight years 23% of this class completed their degree.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, a student is considered to have graduated on time if they complete their degree within six years, making the official Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs graduation rate 22%.

The average length of time it takes an Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs undergraduate student to complete their bachelor's degree is 4.23 years.

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Six Year Graduation Rate  22%
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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Graduation Rates vs. National Average

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Completion Within Undergraduates Percentage
Four Years 0 %
Six Years 3,868 22%
Eight Years 173 1%
Did Not Complete 13,328 77%
The non-completers rate is anyone who is not still enrolled at the institution after eight years. Both transfer students and drop-outs could be included in this group.
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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Drop Out Rate

Approximately 13328 students or 77% of the cohort did not complete their degree within eight years.

What happened to the 13328 students who did not complete their degree?

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Non-Completions Undergraduates Percentage
Still Enrolled 5 0.0%
Transferred 4896 36.7%
Dropped Out 8,317 62.4%

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Graduation Rates by Race/Ethnicity

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Race/Ethnicity Graduation Rate
Asian 42%
Black / African-American 23%
Hispanic 15%
Multi-Ethnic 28%
Unknown 21%
White 24%

Some Students Take More Time To Graduate

First-time, full-time students, under the age of 25 are known as traditional students. These students are more likely to graduate in four years than so called 'non-traditional' students that includes part-time students, transfer students, or adult learners. Some schools cater to non-traditional students and it may affect their overall graduation rates.

Traditional Students:

First-time, full-time students under the age of 25.

Non-Traditional Students:

Any student that is not first-time, full-time, and under the age of 25.

The majority of students at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs are considered 'traditional students' who are first-time attending full-time.

How does this school do graduating the type of student you are most concerned bout?

First-Time / Full-Time Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Graduation Rates

25% First-Time, Full-Time
26% 6-Year Grad Rate
Low Grad Rate

First-time / full-time students at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs represent 25% of the students in the class of 2015, and 28.39% of Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs bachelor's degree graduations.

With a four-year graduation rate of 22%, first-time students in the Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs class of 2015 who attended classes full-time were less likely than average to graduate on time.

After six years, the Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs graduation rate was 26%, and by the eight year mark, 27% of the cohort had completed their degree.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for first-time undergraduates attending classes full-time is 37.92% after four years, 46.43% after six years, and 47.82% after eight years.

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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs First-Time / Full-Time Graduation Rate vs. National Average

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First-Time / Full-Time Completions Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Nationwide
Four Years 22% 37.92%
Six Years 26% 46.43%
Eight Years 27% 47.82%

First-Time / Full-Time Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Drop Out Rates

3126 first-time / full-time students or 73% did not complete their degree within eight years.

Of those who did not finish:

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First-Time / Full-Time Non-Completions Undergraduates Percentage
Still Enrolled 5 0.16%
Transferred 958 30.65%
Dropped Out 2,138 68.39%

First-Time / Part-Time Graduation Rates

13% First-Time, Part-Time
12% 6-Year Grad Rate
Low Grad Rate

First-time / part-time students at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs represent 13.14% of the students in the class of 2015.

With a six-year graduation rate of 12%, first-time, part-time students in the Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs class of 2015 who attended classes full-time were less likely than average to graduate on time.

After eight years, the graduation rate was 13%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for first-time undergraduates attending classes part-time is: 14.37% after four years, 21.59% after six years, 23.72% after eight years.

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First-Time / Part-Time Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Graduation Rates vs. National Average

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First-Time / Part-Time Completions Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Nationwide
Four Years 8% 14.37%
Six Years 12% 21.59%
Eight Years 13% 23.72%

First-Time / Part-Time Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Drop Out Rates

1990 first-time / part-time students or 87% did not complete their degree within eight years.

Of those who did not finish:

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First-Time / Part-Time Non-Completions Undergraduates Percentage
Still Enrolled 8 0.40%
Transferred 608 30.55%
Dropped Out 1,374 69.05%

Non First-Time / Full-Time Students

38% Returning, Full-Time
30% 6-Year Grad Rate
Low Grad Rate

6596 Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs students were classified as full-time / not first-time. This represents 37.97% of the students in the class of 2015.

Non first-time students could include transfer students or adults who have returned to school after an absense.

With a six year graduation rate of 30%, returning students in the class of 2015 and attended classes full-time had a graduation rate lower than the national average for students in this category.

After eight years, the graduation rate was 31%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for non first-time undergraduates attending classes full-time is: 49.57% after four years, 53.83% after six years, and 55.07% after eight years.

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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Non First-Time / Full-Time Graduation Rate vs. National Average

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Returning / Full-Time Completions Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Nationwide
Four Years 0% 49.57%
Six Years 30% 53.83%
Eight Years 31% 55.07%

Non First-Time / Full-Time Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Drop Out Rates

4537 non first-time / part-time students or 69% did not complete their degree within eight years.

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First-Time / Part-Time Non-Completions Undergraduates Percentage
Still Enrolled 47 1.04%
Transferred 1842 40.60%
Dropped Out 2,648 58.36%

Non First-Time / Part-Time Graduation Rates

24% Returning, Part-Time
12% 6-Year Grad Rate
Low Grad Rate

4228 Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs students were classified as full-time / not first-time. This represents 24.34% of the students in the class of 2015.

With a six year graduation rate of 12%, returning students in the class of 2015 and attended classes full-time had a graduation rate lower than the national average.

After eight years, the graduation rate was 13%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for non first-time undergraduates attending classes part-time is: 36.03% after six years, 36.03% after eight years.

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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Non First-Time / Part-Time Graduation Rate vs. National Average

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Returning / Part-Time Completions Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Nationwide
Four Years 0% 30.46%
Six Years 12% 36.03%
Eight Years 13% 37.80%

Non First-Time / Part-Time Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Drop Out Rates

3675 non first-time / part-time students or 87% did not complete their degree within eight years.

Of those who did not finish:

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Returning / Part-Time Non-Completions Undergraduates Percentage
Still Enrolled 30 0.82%
Transferred 1488 40.49%
Dropped Out 2,157 58.69%

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