Graduation and Retention Rates


First-Time, Full-Time New Beginners West Lafayette
Entry Year

Number of Students

Retention Rate Cumulative Graduation Rate
1-Year 2-Year 3-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-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% 82.2%
2014 6,408 92.8% 88.0% 84.0% 60.3% 79.3% 83.3%
2015 6,855 91.8% 87.3% 83.0% 60.6% 79.1% 83.0%
2016 7,229 91.6% 87.4% 83.0% 62.6% 79.7%
2017 7,548 91.9% 87.8% 83.1% 65.0%    
2018 8,328 91.6% 87.4% 82.7%
2019 8,011 93.5% 88.0%
2020 8,778 91.6%

RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES BY ACADEMIC COLLEGE

FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME NEW BEGINNERS WEST LAFAYETTE

  One-Year Retention Rate
2020 Cohort
Four-Year Graduation Rate
2017 Cohort
Six-Year Graduation Rate
2015 Cohort
  Original College CODO College Total Retention Original College CODO College Total Graduation Original College CODO College Total Graduation
Agriculture 82.6% 7.6% 90.1% 60.8% 7.5% 68.3% 73.8% 12.1% 85.9%
Education 74.8% 14.8% 89.6% 58.5% 13.6% 72.0% 58.1% 27.9% 86.0%
Engineering 90.8% 3.7% 94.5% 51.5% 7.3% 58.9% 71.9% 15.9% 87.8%
Health & Human Sci 87.7% 4.6% 92.3% 65.0% 9.2% 74.2% 72.8% 11.8% 84.6%
Liberal Arts 73.7% 14.1% 87.8% 46.2% 21.5% 67.8% 42.3% 33.2% 75.5%
Management 85.7% 8.8% 94.5% 63.0% 16.4% 79.4% 68.8% 17.8% 86.6%
Pharmacy 81.6% 9.2% 90.8% 9.1% 18.6% 27.7% 29.8% 42.7% 72.5%
Polytechnic 78.9% 10.4% 89.3% 54.7% 9.1% 63.9% 64.2% 15.6% 79.8%
Science 81.6% 10.7% 92.3% 56.7% 16.8% 73.5% 59.3% 23.3% 82.7%
Veterinary Technology 50.0% 35.3% 85.3% 66.7% 0.0% 66.7% 70.6% 5.9% 76.5%
Exploratory Studies 31.8% 55.7% 87.5% 0.0% 57.5% 57.5% 0.0% 77.4% 77.4%
Overall University 77.9% 13.7% 91.6% 48.4% 16.6% 65.0% 57.1% 25.9% 83.0%