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Across the country, graduation rates are surprisingly low. In fact, Forbes Magazine suggests that they are unacceptably low. However, from another point of view, sometimes graduation rates simply reflect the relative preparation of the students who enter. Colleges with a mission to help people coming from less advantaged backgrounds, such as first-generation and low-income students, may have low graduation rates despite relatively strong outcomes for students who face many obstacles to success. Without the context provided in these views of completion rates, it can be tricky to separate predatory schools that take financial advantage of under-prepared students from those that are actively seeking to encourage and help those students.
For the consumer choosing a school, once you have narrowed your list to those schools that you can afford and that seem likely to admit you, consider the outcome measures in this section and choose the specific measures that best describe your plans. Very simply, schools with high graduation rates and high loan repayment rates will likely give you the best opportunity to succeed.
Here we consider graduation rates over several years, verifying either that the success rates are consistent from year-to-year or that there is a trend towards improved for decreased success rates.
The default rate is the percentage of students who are already delinquent on their loans within three years of leaving the school. If a school has a high default rate, that sends an alarm out that the students' educations are not sufficient to earn enough to repay those loans. Read below for details on the typical loan burden, and keep in mind that a low default rate may be more important than loan amounts in predicting your future success.
At Brown Aveda Institute - Strongsville, 87% of full-time degree-seeking freshmen receive federal student loans, averaging $6,631 each in just the freshman year. We have much more details about the full loan burden students experience in our Cost and Financial Aid Section.
This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Brown Aveda Institute - Strongsville last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.