How Many ECSU Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of ECSU's 937 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 ECSU graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Eastern Connecticut 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 ECSU'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.
Retention Rates at ECSU
With 73.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Eastern Connecticut State University has freshman retention rates similar to 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 at Eastern Connecticut State University
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at ECSU.
Out of the 1,457 degree seeking undergraduates new to Eastern Connecticut State University in 2016, 973 (about 67%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Eastern Connecticut State University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Eastern Connecticut State 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 43.9% and 56.4% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Eastern Connecticut State University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 48.1%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.3% higher. That means Eastern Connecticut State University is performing above 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.
43.6% of students at Eastern Connecticut State University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
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