## Why are Retention and Graduation Rates Important?

Make an informed decision about your education by understanding how Edison State College's retention and graduation rates impact you. First year retention rates let you know how many students come back for their sophomore year. Graduation rates tell you how long it takes to complete a degree at Edison State College. Remember, every extra semester it takes to graduate will increase the cost of your degree.

### On This Page You'll Find:

- What These Rates Have To Do With You
- First to Second Year Retention Rate at Edison State College
- Graduation Rates at Edison State College

## The First Year Retention Rates at Edison State College Could Not Be Determined

We were not able to determine the freshman retention rate at Edison State College.

Nationwide, the average first year to second year retention rate is 72.0%. When looking at just colleges and universities in Florida, the average is 68.0%.

### Any Questions?

- 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.

## Overall, 35.1% of Edison State College Undergrads Finish Within Six Years

At Edison State College, there were 3,760 bachelors degree candidates in the class of 2013. By 2015, six years after beginning their degree, 35.1% of these students had graduated. After an additional two years, 36.4% of this class eventually completed their degree.

We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges typically report their graduation rates after six or even eight years.

This implies that 63.6% did not graduate within eight years. Of these 2,388 students, 52 were still working towards their degree, 1,153 had transferred to a different institution, and Edison State College lost contact with the remaining 1,182 whom we assume dropped out.

### Some Students Take More Time to Graduate

First-time, full-time students under the age of 25 are much more likely to graduate in four years (on-time). Some schools cater mostly to traditional students while others cater to “non-traditional” students who may be attending part time and thus are likely to take longer to graduate.

Comparing the graduation rates of specific cohorts shown below will be more revealing than the overall statistics shared above.

## First-Time / Full-time Students at Edison State College Represent 42.2% of the Class of 2013 and 48.8% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a four year graduation rate of N/A,
**first-time** students in the Edison State College class of 2013 who attended classes
**full-time**
After six years, the graduation rate was 41.0%
and by 2017, 42.2%
of this class had completed their degree.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first-time** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
33.4% after four years,
47.6% after six years, and
49.2% after eight years.

### The Graduation Rate at Edison State College is About What we had Anticipated

Studies have shown that high-achieving students are more likely to complete their degree on time.
Given the academic preparedness of the **first-time / full-time** students accepted to Edison State College, we expected
that after six years about 39.9% of them would have
completed their undergraduate degree.

### Nationwide Rankings for First-Time / Full-time Graduation Rates at Edison State College

### 57.8% of the First-Time / Full-time Class of 2013 had not Completed Their Degree by 2017

Of these 916 students, 18 were still working towards their degree, 460 had transferred to a different institution, and Edison State College lost contact with the remaining 438 whom we assume dropped out.

## First-Time / Part-time Students at Edison State College Represent 32.4% of the Class of 2013 and 24.2% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 25.2%,
**first-time** students in the Edison State College class of 2013 who attended classes
**part-time** were more likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 27.2%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first-time** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
22.2% after six years and
24.5% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for First-Time / Part-time Graduation Rates at Edison State College

### 72.8% of the First-Time/ Part-time Class of 2013 had not Completed Their Degree by 2017

Of these 887 students, 26 were still working towards their degree, 378 had transferred to a different institution, and Edison State College lost contact with the remaining 483 whom we assume dropped out.

## Returning / Full-time Students at Edison State College Represent 8.5% of the Class of 2013 and 8.5% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 35.9%,
**returning** students in the Edison State College class of 2013 who attended classes
**full-time** were less likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 36.6%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
55.0% after six years and
56.2% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for Returning / Full-time Graduation Rates at Edison State College

### 63.4% of the Returning / Full-time Class of 2013 had not Completed Their Degree by 2017

Of these 203 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 130 had transferred to a different institution, and Edison State College lost contact with the remaining 73 whom we assume dropped out.

## Returning / Part-time Students at Edison State College Represent 16.9% of the Class of 2013 and 18.5% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 39.0%,
**returning** students in the Edison State College class of 2013 who attended classes
**part-time** had a graduation rate similar to the national average.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 39.9%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
36.7% after six years and
38.6% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for Returning / Part-time Graduation Rates at Edison State College

### 60.1% of the Returning / Part-time Class of 2013 had not Completed Their Degree by 2017

Of these 381 students, 8 were still working towards their degree, 185 had transferred to a different institution, and Edison State College lost contact with the remaining 188 whom we assume dropped out.