Retention Rates

Retention Rates

One-Year Retention Rates

The below graph and data table tracks Retention Rates for first-time, full-time undergraduate students entering during the indicated term who returned the subsequent fall semester.

Line Graph for fall-to-fall retention rates for first-time, full-time students.  See table above for data. Please read the summary below for more detailed information.

Summary of Trends

  • These data track fall-to-fall retention rates of first-time, full-time undergraduate students over a six-year span, ranging from Fall 2013 to Fall 2018.
  • Of the three categories (Associate, Baccalaureate, and Overall), the Associate and Overall are the most similar; the Associate rates are slightly lower than the Overall rates, and both have been trending down for the past two fall terms.
  • Compared to six years ago, the 2018 rates dropped by 7% (from 64% to 57%) for the Associate rates and 5% (from 64% to 59%) for the Overall rates.
  • The Baccalaureate rates peaked in the Fall 2017 term at 79%, which was the third year of increases, and has decreased by 6% for the Fall 2018 term, but is still up 5% compared to the rate six years ago.

One-Year Retention Rates Data Table

  Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Associate 64% 60% 64% 64% 60% 57%
Baccalaureate 68% 75% 72% 74% 79% 73%
Overall 64% 61% 65% 65% 62% 59%