How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Dakota State University, 273 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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How are Dakota 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 Dakota State University's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
Retention Rates at Dakota State University
With 74.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Dakota State University has freshman retention rates similar to 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 Dakota State University On Time?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Dakota State University.
Out of the 601 degree seeking undergraduates new to Dakota State University in 2016, 324 (about 54%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Dakota 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 Dakota State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 19.8% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Dakota State University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 39.2% 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 Dakota State University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 51.9%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 12.7% lower than that. Therefore, Dakota State University is performing below average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
- Low graduation rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
60.8% of students at Dakota State 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?