How Many Dixie State College Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Dixie State College's 342 students stuck around until graduation.
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Understanding Graduation and Retention Rates
Why is it important to know college retention rates and graduation rates? And how do Dixie State College graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Dixie State University after their freshman year. There are two different types of graduation rates, on-time graduation rates and "overall" graduation rates.
While on-time graduation rates refer to the number of years it will optimally take to complete a degree (ie., four years for a bachelor's degree), "overall" graduation rates are on a scale of six years and are most frequently advertised by colleges and universities. If you're planning on graduating in four years, pay attention to Dixie State College's on-time graduation rates. Graduation rates can also give a better understanding of how much you'll be paying for college in the long run.
Dixie State University Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
You have to make it past freshman year in order to graduate. With only 58.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Dixie State University has among the worst freshman retention rates in the country.
- 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?
Graduation Rates at Dixie State University
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Dixie State College.
Out of the 2,189 degree seeking undergraduates new to Dixie State University in 2016, 1,441 (about 66%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Dixie State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 9.6% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Dixie State University on time (two or four years depending on the degree), but 43.0% do eventually graduate. This ranks the school among the worst in the country at graduating first-time/full-time students on time, but on average when it comes to the overall graduation rate.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Dixie State University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 36.2%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 6.7% higher. That means Dixie State University is performing above 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
57.0% of students at Dixie State University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
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