How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Edward Waters College, 242 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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How are Edward Waters College's Retention and Graduation Rates Applicable to You?
Having a better understanding of retention and graduation rates will help you make an informed decision about your education. Retention Rates let you know how many first year students come back for their sophomore year. The graduation rate will tell you how long it takes the average student to complete their degree. We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges report their "overall" graduation rate at six years.
If you want to graduate within four years, be sure to check out Edward Waters College's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
Edward Waters College Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
You have to make it past freshman year in order to graduate. With only 41.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Edward Waters College has among the worst freshman retention rates in the country.
- 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.
- Low retention rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Will You Graduate From Edward Waters College On Time?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Edward Waters College.
Out of the 335 degree seeking undergraduates new to Edward Waters College in 2016, 246 (about 73%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Edward Waters College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Only 9.1% of first-time/full-time students graduate from Edward Waters College on time (two or four years depending on the degree) and only 19.8% graduate at all, ranking this school among the worst in the country in both categories.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Edward Waters College we would expect an overall graduation rate of 29.8%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 10.0% lower than that. Therefore, Edward Waters College is performing below average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
- Low graduation rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
80.2% of students at Edward Waters College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
- How many people drop out of college?