If Graduating is Important to You, You May Want to Take a Peek at This
Find out how many of DelVal's 452 students stuck around until graduation.
Below You'll Find:
How are DelVal'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 Delaware Valley University's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
Delaware Valley 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, Delaware Valley 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?
Delaware Valley 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 DelVal.
Out of the 642 degree seeking undergraduates new to Delaware Valley University in 2016, 471 (about 73%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Delaware Valley University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Delaware Valley University performs above average at graduating its first-time/full-time students on all fronts, posting an on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) and overall graduation rate of 50.2% and 57.1% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Delaware Valley University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 48.7%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.4% higher. That means Delaware Valley University is performing above average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
42.9% of students at Delaware Valley 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?