Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Delta State University, 367 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at Delta State University and for how long. An on-time graduation rate is considered to be two or four years, unlike the "overall" graduation rate that can vary four to six years, depending on the degree.
Pay attention to the on-time graduation rates if you're planning on completing your degree in four years. They can also be used to understand exactly how much you'll be paying for college, as prolonging a graduation means paying more for your degree.
Delta State University Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 62.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Delta 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.
Graduation Rates for Delta State University: Do They Meet Your Standards?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Delta State University.
Out of the 790 degree seeking undergraduates new to Delta State University in 2016, 322 (about 41%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Delta 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 Delta State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 16.9% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Delta State University on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 33.8% 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 Delta State University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 41.9%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.1% lower than that. Therefore, Delta 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.
66.2% of students at Delta 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?