Graduation and Retention Rates


First-Time, Full-Time New Beginners West Lafayette
Entry YearNumber of StudentsRetention RateCumulative Graduation Rate
1-Year2-Year3-Year4-Year5-Year6-Year

* Will not match IPEDS GRS data because Statewide Technology Students not included.

1998 6,556 82.9% 73.2% 66.9% 34.7% 60.8% 66.2%
1999 6,836 84.7% 75.2% 68.8% 35.6% 62.3% 68.0%
2000 6,321 86.7% 78.4% 73.3% 40.2% 66.5% 71.7%
2001 6,483 86.1% 77.6% 71.3% 39.6% 65.4% 71.1%
2002 6,223 86.5% 78.7% 72.6% 40.5% 67.1% 72.5%
2003 6,333 86.0% 77.7% 71.7% 40.1% 65.6% 70.6%
2004 6,611 85.3% 76.7% 71.1% 40.3% 64.5% 69.7%
2005 7,056 84.3% 76.0% 71.7% 39.2% 63.4% 68.7%
2006 7,322 85.0% 77.7% 72.8% 40.3% 65.1% 70.2%
2007 6,700 86.5% 77.2% 73.1% 42.4% 64.8% 70.7%
2008 6,920 87.3% 80.6% 76.6% 45.7% 68.5% 73.8%
2009 6,166 89.0% 82.5% 78.6% 46.8% 70.6% 75.4%
2010 6,353 90.2% 83.7% 79.2% 49.2% 72.6% 77.0%
2011 6,660 90.6% 84.3% 80.9% 51.5% 74.2% 78.7%
2012 6,329 91.0% 86.1% 82.9% 55.9% 77.2% 81.2%
2013 6,319 92.6% 87.7% 83.5% 58.5% 78.1%  
2014 6,408 92.8% 88.0% 84.0% 60.3%    
2015 6,855 91.8% 87.3% 83.0%      
2016 7,229 91.6% 87.4%
2017 7,548 91.9%          
 One-Year Retention Rate
2017 Cohort
Four-Year Graduation Rate
2014 Cohort
Six-Year Graduation Rate
2012 Cohort
 Original CollegeCODO CollegeTotal RetentionOriginal CollegeCODO CollegeTotal RetentionOriginal CollegeCODO CollegeTotal Retention
Agriculture 82.2% 7.5% 89.7% 61.0% 9.3% 70.3% 68.2% 12.6% 80.8%
Education 80.5% 11.9% 92.4% 45.7% 22.9%

68.6%

66.1% 20.7% 86.8%
Engineering 88.6% 6.3% 94.9% 45.5% 8.7%

54.2%

68.0% 15.9% 83.9%
Health & Human Sci 82.8% 8.0% 90.8% 63.7% 8.0% 71.7% 75.3% 10.0% 85.3%
Liberal Arts 72.1% 18.0% 90.1% 35.3% 25.7% 60.9% 48.8% 30.0% 78.9%
Management 86.1% 7.8% 93.9% 57.6% 15.3% 72.9% 65.9% 18.8% 84.7%
Pharmacy 78.4% 13.3% 91.7% 5.9% 21.6% 27.5% 22.4% 49.6% 72.0%
Science 79.5% 13.0% 92.5% 43.6% 19.0% 62.6% 47.7% 32.5% 80.2%
Technology 80.5% 11.4% 92.0% 51.0% 10.6% 61.5% 65.6% 11.8% 77.4%
Veterinary Technology 73.3% 6.7% 80.0% 52.9% 29.4% 82.4% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0%
Exploratory Studies 37.5% 50.0% 87.5% 0.0% 54.7% 54.7% 0.0% 77.5% 77.5%
Overall University 77.9% 14.1% 91.9% 41.8% 18.5% 60.3% 54.7% 26.5% 81.2%