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Graduation/Retention Rates

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GRADUATION RATES

Table 5.11   Graduation Rates for Entering Freshmen
Entering Class Graduated by Graduated by Graduated by Graduated by
Summer/Fall  4th Year 5th Year 6th Year 7th Year
     
1997 24% 60% 69% 72%
1998 26% 62% 72% 74%
1999 29% 67% 76% 78%
2000 34% 69% 77% 79%
2001 33% 69% 78% 79%
2002 31% 70% 77% 79%
2003 31% 71% 79% 81%
2004 33% 72% 80% 81%
2005 31% 72% 79%  
2006 34% 72%    
2007 41%      

 

RETENTION RATES
5.12   Retention Rates for Entering Freshmen

Entering Class Retained After Retained After Retained After Retained After Retained After Retained After
Summer/Fall 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years 6 Years
             
1997 86% 79% 75% 74% 74% 74%
1998 86% 80% 77% 75% 75% 75%
1999 90% 83% 81% 80% 78% 79%
2000 90% 84% 81% 79% 79% 79%
2001 91% 84% 82% 81% 80% 80%
2002 90% 84% 82% 80% 80% 80%
2003 92% 86% 84% 82% 82% 82%
2004 92% 86% 84% 82% 82% 83%
2005 92% 87% 84% 82% 82% 82%
2006 92% 87% 84% 83% 82%  
2007 93% 88% 87% 84%    
2008 93% 88% 86%      
2009 94% 90%        
2010 95%          
             
** Note: Starting with 1993, cohorts include students beginning Summer or Fall who are full-time for Fall.  
Retention is defined as being enrolled or having graduated.