Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Graduation/Completion Rates by First-Time Full-Time Freshmen

Increasing graduation rates is one of GCSU's strategic goals. Factors that affect graduation rates include the student's academic preparation for college, motivation and study habits, finances, work, interaction with faculty, amount of financial aid available, and degree of fit between the student and institution. The graduation rate is the proportion of students who enter as first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students in a given summer or fall who earn a degree within 150 percent of the nominal time needed to complete the degree (Source: USG).

GCSU GOAL: Increase graduation rates - For cohort fall 2015, Georgia College & State University seeks to achieve a 6-year graduation rate of 62%, approximately 7 percentage points higher than current benchmark data.