AFROTC STEM success rate

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  1. zrxkuma

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    Does anyone know the success rate for Cadets actually graduating with a STEM degree that are in AFROTC? DS is in his second year at an SMA and it's been shocking to see so many Cadets losing their scholarship and/or changing majors. He is hanging tough but it's tough to watch Cadets you know have thier plans exploded. Deffinate life lesson about having a plan B
     
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  2. Pima

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    I don't think they publish those types of numbers. Plus, I would assume that the rate varies school by school, so even if they released a national number it maybe higher or lower at your DSs school. Plus, in the past years SFT numbers have varied greatly, so it is possible that the class of 14 graduated at a much higher rate than 16 will because 14 had a 90%+ rate for the training and 16 had a rate of barely over 50%. Scholarships are not placed into the equation for selection.

    The big drops for scholarship recipients impo occurs after the freshman year because that is when they can leave...no harm no foul. The next big drop is AS200 because of the SFT requirement. Some units will do what is called a mini board. This is where in the fall they sit down with every cadet and inform them of where they stand from their perspective and may say at this time with their stats they would be unlikely to be picked up if the rate from the previous year remains the same. Many times that is when the non scholarship cadet will walk, but the scholarship cadets will ride it out.
     
  3. zrxkuma

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    Thanks very much for the information. I have only one child and watching him navigate this process is like nothing else. He has great support from his Det and they have a real plan for him and his fellow cadets success. It's wild to be on the sideline as a cheerleader in his life now as he navigates what I see as somthing akin to a mine field at times. Good luck to the parents of multiple kids!
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