Students who sign on to the Finish in Four program when entering UA graduate sooner on average than students who don't. But the total percentage of students graduating in four years has remained almost constant since before the program started, recently released data shows.
Forty percent of freshmen who entered the University of Arizona in 1997 and signed on to the Finish in Four program graduated last May. Only 26 percent of other students graduated in four years.
The gap between students who signed on and those who did not was consistent across the board despite major, race, grade point average or SAT score.
But the overall percent of those who graduated in four years continued to hover around 40 percent, moving up and down only a point or two each year.