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Characteristics of Baccalaureate Graduates Who Began as KSU Freshmen
Less than one-fourth (25% or 448) of the bachelor's degree recipients began their college education at KSU as beginning freshmen. Following traditional attendance patterns, 80% chose a fall term in which to begin their college experience at KSU.
The average age of graduates who began as freshmen and completed their programs within six years was 24 (heavily traditional) compared to the average of 31 for those who began as freshmen but extended degree completion beyond the six years (heavily nontraditional).
It took graduates who began as freshmen an average of 15 enrolled terms to complete their degrees taking an average of eight semester hours per term, despite the fact that most freshmen (79%) enrolled as full-time students in their first term. This equates to a minimum of 5 years for students who enrolled every term year-round.
Of the 448 who chose KSU as their first institution, 67% finished within six years. However, that represents 17% of all bachelor's degrees awarded in FY 2004. Only 11% of KSU's graduates began as freshmen and completed their bachelor's program in four years or less.
Most of the graduates who began as freshmen were women (65%). Of the graduates who began as freshmen, 7% were African-Americans, 4% were Asian and 86% were White, with the remaining 3% representing American Natives, Hispanics, and multi-racial ethnic groups.
Graduates who began as freshmen and completed within six years had a higher GPA (3.23) than those who took more than six years to graduate (3.04).