How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Columbus State University, 1,216 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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How are Columbus State University's Retention and Graduation Rates Applicable to You?
Having a better understanding of retention and graduation rates will help you make an informed decision about your education. Retention Rates let you know how many first year students come back for their sophomore year. The graduation rate will tell you how long it takes the average student to complete their degree. We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges report their "overall" graduation rate at six years.
If you want to graduate within four years, be sure to check out Columbus State University's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
Columbus State University Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 71.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Columbus State 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.
Will You Graduate From Columbus State University On Time?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Columbus State University.
Out of the 1,843 degree seeking undergraduates new to Columbus State University in 2016, 1,030 (about 56%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Columbus State University may reflect other priorities such as providing education for "returning" or "part-time" students. The following data should be discounted accordingly.
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Columbus State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 11.4% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Columbus State University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 30.1% 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 Columbus State University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 41.6%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 11.5% lower than that. Therefore, Columbus State 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.
69.9% of students at Columbus State 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?