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Retention and Graduation Rates of New First-Year Students

(for Academic Years 2002-03 through 2009-10)

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2007-08 Beginning Students1   Historical Graduation Rates
                       
  Status       First-Year Graduated Graduated Graduated
  Enrollment   Voluntarily Academic     Beginning Retention Within Within Within
Year Continued Graduated Withdrew Dismissal   Beginners Enrollment Rate 4 Years 5 Years 6 Years
After Year 1 87% 0% 10% 4%   2002-03 6,223 87% 40% 67% 73%
After Year 2 77% 1% 15% 6%   2003-04 6,333 86% 40% 66% 71%
After Year 3 73% 2% 17% 8%   2004-05 6,611 85% 40% 64% 70%
After Year 4 31% 42% 17% 9%   2005-06 7,056 84% 39% 63% 69%
After Year 5 8% 65% 17% 9%   2006-07 7,322 85% 40% 65% 70%
After Year 6 3% 71% 17% 9%   2007-08 6,700 87% 42% 65% 71%
N = 6,700           2008-09 6,920 87% 46% 69% ~
            2009-10 6,166 89% 47% ~ ~
                       

 

Beginning Students Degrees Completed           Historical Graduation Rates

 

1Degree-seeking first-year full-time students who enrolled in Summer or Fall 2007. All cohorts use this definition and will not match prior figures reported in previous Data Digests.

Note: Due to methodological differences, the rates differ from the IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey and the AAUDE Retention/Graduation Survey; cohort includes associate, baccalaureate, and professional degree seekers.

 

Source: Office of Enrollment Management Analysis and Reporting