Retention & Graduation Overview

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Degree-Seeking Retention & Graduation (Fall Cohorts: As of 2016) Leading Indicators of Retention:

  • First-time freshmen who received Pell grants are more likely to be retained after one year
  • Upper division transfers with first semester GPA of 2.0 or higher (especially 3.0 or higher) are more likely to be retained after one year

Leading Indicators of Graduation:

  • First-time freshmen from the tri-county region are more likely to graduate within six years
  • Full-time upper division transfers are more likely to graduate within four years

First-Time Freshmen Retention

Entering Class Year % Retained by Year
2015 80% - 1st Year
2014 70% - 2nd Year
2013 68% - 3rd Year
2012 39% - 4th Year

First-Time Freshmen Graduation

Entering Class Year % Graduated by Year
2012 27% - Within 4 Years
2013 52% - Within 5 Years
2014 54% - Within 6 Years

Upper Division Transfers Retention

Entering Class Year % Retained by Year
2015 87% - 1st Year
2014 46% - 2nd Year

Upper Division Transfers Graduation

Entering Class Year % Graduated by Year
2014 37% - Within 2 Years
2013 70% - Within 3 Years
2012 74% - Within 4 Years

Retention & graduation include state-side students only. Sources: Enrollment Census, Degree Census, Data Warehouse