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Students
Retention and Graduation Rates of New First-Year Students
(for Academic Years 1991-92 through 1998-99)

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Fall 1996 Beginning Students *
 
STATUS
Year
Enrollment Continued
Graduated**
Voluntarily Withdrew
Academic Dismissal
After Year 1
84%
0%
13%
4%
After Year 2
73%
<1%
19%
8%
After Year 3
68%
1%
21%
9%
After Year 4
38%
30%
22%
10%
After Year 5
9%
59%
22%
10%
After Year 6
3%
65%
22%
10%
N=6,365
 

Historical Graduation Rates
Fall Beginners
Beginning Enrollment
First-Year Retention Rate
Graduated Within 4 Years
Graduated Within 5 Years
Graduated Within 6 Years

1991
6,016
83%
30%
58%
64%
1992
5,911
84%
29%
58%
64%
1993
6,026
82%
29%
58%
64%
1994
5,894
83%
29%
58%
64%
1995
6,281
82%
30%
58%
63%
1996
6,531
84%
30%
59%
65%
1997 6,696 85% 32% 60% ~
1998
6,867
83%
31%
~
~

* Degree-seeking first-year students who enrolled in summer or fall 1996.

** Includes terminal associate and baccalaureate degrees.

1996 Beginning Students' Degrees Completed
Historical Graduation Rates
A chart representing 1995 Beginning Students' Degrees Completed and Historical Graduation Rates

 

Source: Office of the Registrar


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