Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Eastern Kentucky University, 2,107 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 Eastern Kentucky 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.
How Many Freshman Return to Eastern Kentucky University for Their Sophomore Year?
With 74.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Eastern Kentucky 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.
Eastern Kentucky University 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 Eastern Kentucky University.
Out of the 3,869 degree seeking undergraduates new to Eastern Kentucky University in 2016, 2,729 (about 71%) 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 Kentucky University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Eastern Kentucky University performs on average when it comes to the 23.6% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and performs at a similarly average rate when it comes to their overall graduation rate of 45.3%.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Eastern Kentucky University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 46.9%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Eastern Kentucky University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
54.7% of students at Eastern Kentucky 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?