Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At East Carolina University, 3,942 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
Below You'll Find:
What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at ECU 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.
How Many Freshman Return to East Carolina University for Their Sophomore Year?
With 80.0% of students making it past their freshman year, East Carolina University has freshman retention rates above 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.
ECU 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 ECU.
Out of the 6,040 degree seeking undergraduates new to East Carolina University in 2016, 4,244 (about 70%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask East Carolina University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
With rates of 35.4% and 62.1% for on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduations and overall graduation rates, respectively, East Carolina University does an average job of graduating its first-time/full-time students on time and an above average job at graduating them overall.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend East Carolina University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 53.2%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.9% higher. That means East Carolina University is performing above average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
Mixed Reasons for First-Time/Full-Time Students Not Graduating
37.9% of students at East Carolina University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time.
- How many people drop out of college?