Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Eastern Illinois University, 1,637 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 EIU 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.
Retention Rates at Eastern Illinois University
With 75.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Eastern Illinois 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.
EIU 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 EIU.
Out of the 7,202 undergraduate students at Eastern Illinois University, 1,136 (about 16%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Eastern Illinois 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 Eastern Illinois University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
With rates of 31.8% and 57.7% for on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduations and overall graduation rates, respectively, Eastern Illinois 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 Eastern Illinois University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 45.7%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 12.1% higher. That means Eastern Illinois 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
42.3% of students at Eastern Illinois University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
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