## Why are Retention and Graduation Rates Important?

Make an informed decision about your education by understanding how Morrisville 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 Morrisville 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 Morrisville State College
- Graduation Rates at Morrisville State College

## Morrisville State College Has One of the Lowest Freshman Retention Rates in the Country

You have to make it past freshman year in order to graduate. With only 55.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Morrisville State College has among the worst freshman retention rates in the country.

Nationwide, the average first year to second year retention rate is 68.0%. When looking at just colleges and universities in New York, the average is 73.0%.

### Morrisville State College Freshmen Retention Rate Rankings

### 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.
- Low retention rates may be a signal that a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?

## Overall, 31.6% of Morrisville State College Undergrads Finish Within Six Years

At Morrisville State College, there were 1,635 bachelors degree candidates in the class of 2014. By 2016, six years after beginning their degree, 31.6% of these students had graduated. After an additional two years, 32.3% 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 67.7% did not graduate within eight years. Of these 1,108 students, 5 were still working towards their degree, 621 had transferred to a different institution, and Morrisville State College lost contact with the remaining 481 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 Morrisville State College Represent 75.5% of the Class of 2014 and 68.4% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a four year graduation rate of 19.0%,
**first-time** students in the Morrisville State College class of 2014 who attended classes
**full-time** were less likely than average to graduate on time.
After six years, the graduation rate was 28.7%
and by 2018, 29.2%
of this class had completed their degree.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first-time** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
33.3% after four years,
46.2% after six years, and
47.7% after eight years.

### Morrisville State College is Graduating Students Slower Than we Expected

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 Morrisville State College, we expected
that after six years about 39.1% of them would have
completed their undergraduate degree.

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

### 70.8% of the First-Time / Full-time Class of 2014 had not Completed Their Degree by 2018

Of these 874 students, 1 were still working towards their degree, 500 had transferred to a different institution, and Morrisville State College lost contact with the remaining 373 whom we assume dropped out.

## First-Time / Part-time Students at Morrisville State College Represent 3.7% of the Class of 2014 and 3.8% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 31.2%,
**first-time** students in the Morrisville State College class of 2014 who attended classes
**part-time** were more likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 32.8%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first-time** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
21.4% after six years and
23.7% after eight years.

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

### 67.2% of the First-Time/ Part-time Class of 2014 had not Completed Their Degree by 2018

Of these 41 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 14 had transferred to a different institution, and Morrisville State College lost contact with the remaining 27 whom we assume dropped out.

## Returning / Full-time Students at Morrisville State College Represent 18.5% of the Class of 2014 and 24.1% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 41.2%,
**returning** students in the Morrisville State College class of 2014 who attended classes
**full-time** were less likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 41.9%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
53.9% after six years and
55.2% after eight years.

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

### 58.1% of the Returning / Full-time Class of 2014 had not Completed Their Degree by 2018

Of these 176 students, 4 were still working towards their degree, 101 had transferred to a different institution, and Morrisville State College lost contact with the remaining 71 whom we assume dropped out.

## Returning / Part-time Students at Morrisville State College Represent 2.2% of the Class of 2014 and 3.8% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 52.8%,
**returning** students in the Morrisville State College class of 2014 who attended classes
**part-time** were more likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 55.6%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
36.0% after six years and
37.9% after eight years.

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

### 44.4% of the Returning / Part-time Class of 2014 had not Completed Their Degree by 2018

Of these 16 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 6 had transferred to a different institution, and Morrisville State College lost contact with the remaining 10 whom we assume dropped out.