so your school lies to its students. How's that "helping the school image"?
That info is out of date, I'll trust the up to date info on campus.
Reminder me Troll where do you go to school?
That info is not out of date, it is the most up to date legally reportable information available... the ABA (accrediting body) bases all credentialing decisions for Cooley on the above numbers. Any other stats are pure speculation tailored by admissions staff looking to recruit students. Cooley will have an attrition rate in excess of 25% when it reports to the ABA this Spring... they always do. I'm not knocking the school, but the facts and historical statistics don't support what you are asserting. I'd bet you anything that the attrition rate will be 30%+ in the Spring numbers. I hope the program does retain more students, but that just isn't a goal of their business model. They admit massive numbers and are content with high attrition. There is really no debate to be had here. The numbers just don't lie... 317 flunked out.
The 2% number (wherever it came from) is entirely wrong.
And why would you trust a school's word over that of an independent party (i.e. LSAC). Having recently graduated from Cooley, it is hard to imagine that a student could attend without noticing the alarming attrition rate. It is what it is.
Whoa -- simmer down. I never said Cooley lies. I think that you can calculate attrition several ways. In order to get the numbers that you reference you would have to not include nonacademic related attrition. Further, if a student is put on AP and decides to bail because it isn't worth the uphill battle -- that is considered nonacademic attrition as well because the school didn't actually dismiss you.
So in my opinion the attrition rate should reflect the total number of students that leave regardless of the circumstance. And the numbers you mentioned probably only account for the students that have been placed on AP, dismissed, given a second chance to pull their GPA up to a 2.0, failed, and were dismissed again.