Our D22 is seriously considering schools in Arizona. She loves the Honors Colleges offered at both. In looking at stats for degree completion, I started to get concerned:
ASU: 51% graduate in 4 years; 63% in 8 years. (27% transfer and 9% withdraw)
UofA: 49% graduate in 4 years; 64% in 8 years. (28% transfer and 8% withdraw)
Comparing, for example with the flagships in Florida:
UF: 67% in 4 years; 88% in 8 years. (10% transfer, 1% withdraw)
FSU: 72% in 4 years; 81% in 8 years. (16% transfer; 3% withdraw)
(sources: 4 year data: US News; 8 year data: collegescorecard.ed.gov)
Does anyone know what drives the high ‘transfer rates’ out of Arizona Universities?
Does anyone have data on how much more stable the graduation rates are for Honors College students at these schools?
Thank you in advance. We’d love to see her happy and thriving at either of these schools, but just need some help getting past the concerns raised by this data.