If Graduating is Important to You, You May Want to Take a Peek at This
Find out how many of Cumberland University's 200 students stuck around until graduation.
Below You'll Find:
How are Cumberland 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 Cumberland University's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
Cumberland University Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 70.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Cumberland 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.
- 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?
Cumberland 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 Cumberland University.
Out of the 407 degree seeking undergraduates new to Cumberland University in 2016, 200 (about 49%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Cumberland 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 Cumberland University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Cumberland University performs on average when it comes to the 31.0% 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 45.0%.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Cumberland University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 47.2%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Cumberland University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
55.0% of students at Cumberland University 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?