Concerned about drop-out rate

<p>I looked up Hendrix on College Results-- College</a> Results Online --and found that abut 61 percent of students graduate in 4 years and 68 in 5. Now, I've heard many good things about Hendrix--I'm at a State school and looking to transfer--so why is the drop-out rate high? Can any current students check in, complain, and share?</p>

<p>Dogbody, my DD graduated from Hendrix in May after four years there. She absolutely loved it. I don't know the statistics in terms of why people leave Hendrix (or any other school), but my daughter had a couple of friends that left after sophomore or junior year due to lack of money.</p>

<p>How long have you been at the state school? I've been told Hendrix isn't kind to transfers.</p>

<p>That said, Hendrix is really expensive (cheaper than most similar schools, but expensive in Arkansas) and pretty intense. I don't know if a lot of people who leave Hendrix have problems with the school itself. It's mostly grades, finance or personal problems, I usually see.</p>

<p>You had me thinking so I looked up the retention rate at comparable schools. Hendrix is a little lower, but not significantly. Southwestern (TX) is at 64% and 76% which is about the same for the other LACs I looked at. By comparison, the state school I attended is 31% and 54%. </p>

<p>I wouldn't worry that it's significantly lower than comparable schools and you're not likely to get anything here other than personal, individual opinions of why friends drop out.</p>

<p>I agree with the above on transfers. It seems that merit aid is predominately directed toward new students rather than transfers.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>