## Why are Retention and Graduation Rates Important?

Make an informed decision about your education by understanding how retention and graduation rates impact you. First year retention rates let you know how many students come back for their sophomore year. Graduation rates tell you how long it takes to complete a degree at Daytona State College. Remember, every extra semester it takes to graduate will increase the cost of your degree.

### On This Page You'll Find:

- What These Rates Have To Do With You
- First to Second Year Retention Rate at Daytona State College
- Graduation Rates at Daytona State College

## The First Year Retention Rates at Daytona State College Could Not Be Determined

We were not able to determine the freshman retention rate at Daytona State College.

Nationwide, the average first year to second year retention rate is 71.0%. When looking at just colleges and universities in Florida, the average is 66.0%.

### Any Questions?

- 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.

## Overall, 37.2% of Daytona State College Undergrads Finish Within Six Years

At Daytona State College, there were 3,153 bachelors degree candidates in the class of 2012. By 2014, six years after beginning their degree, 37.2% of these students had graduated. After an additional two years, 39.1% of this class eventually completed their degree.

We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges typically report their graduation rates after six or even eight years.

This implies that 60.9% did not graduate within eight years. Of these 1,920 students, 49 were still working towards their degree, 769 had transferred to a different institution, and Daytona State College lost contact with the remaining 1,101 whom we assume dropped out.

### Some Students Take More Time to Graduate

First-time, full-time students under the age of 25 are much more likely to graduate in four years (on-time). Some schools cater mostly to traditional students while others cater to “non-traditional” students who may be attending part time and thus are likely to take longer to graduate.

Comparing the graduation rates of specific cohorts shown below will be more revealing than the overall statistics shared above.

## First-Time / Full-time Students at Daytona State College Represent 31.2% of the Class of 2012 and 36.9% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a four year graduation rate of N/A,
**first-time** students in the Daytona State College class of 2012 who attended classes
**full-time**
After six years, the graduation rate was 44.9%
and by 2016, 46.1%
of this class had completed their degree.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first-time** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
32.8% after four years,
47.6% after six years, and
49.2% after eight years.

### The Graduation Rate at Daytona State College is About What we had Anticipated

Studies have shown that high-achieving students are more likely to complete their degree on time.
Given the academic preparedness of the **first-time / full-time** students accepted to Daytona State College, we expected
that after six years about 43.2% of them would have
completed their undergraduate degree.

### Nationwide Rankings for First-Time / Full-time Graduation Rates at Daytona State College

### 53.9% of the First-Time / Full-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 531 students, 8 were still working towards their degree, 218 had transferred to a different institution, and Daytona State College lost contact with the remaining 305 whom we assume dropped out.

## First-Time / Part-time Students at Daytona State College Represent 48.0% of the Class of 2012 and 42.8% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 32.5%,
**first-time** students in the Daytona State College class of 2012 who attended classes
**part-time** were more likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 34.9%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first-time** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
22.2% after six years and
24.5% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for First-Time / Part-time Graduation Rates at Daytona State College

### 65.1% of the First-Time/ Part-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 984 students, 33 were still working towards their degree, 359 had transferred to a different institution, and Daytona State College lost contact with the remaining 592 whom we assume dropped out.

## Returning / Full-time Students at Daytona State College Represent 5.4% of the Class of 2012 and 6.1% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 42.7%,
**returning** students in the Daytona State College class of 2012 who attended classes
**full-time** were less likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 43.9%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
55.0% after six years and
56.2% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for Returning / Full-time Graduation Rates at Daytona State College

### 56.1% of the Returning / Full-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 96 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 60 had transferred to a different institution, and Daytona State College lost contact with the remaining 36 whom we assume dropped out.

## Returning / Part-time Students at Daytona State College Represent 15.4% of the Class of 2012 and 14.3% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 34.5%,
**returning** students in the Daytona State College class of 2012 who attended classes
**part-time** had a graduation rate similar to the national average.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 36.4%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
36.8% after six years and
38.6% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for Returning / Part-time Graduation Rates at Daytona State College

### 63.6% of the Returning / Part-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 308 students, 8 were still working towards their degree, 132 had transferred to a different institution, and Daytona State College lost contact with the remaining 168 whom we assume dropped out.