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Historical Retention Rates

Fall Enrolled Class of Initial Size Adjusted
Cohort
FY to Sophomore
Retention Rate
2000 2004 518 518 83
2001 2005 535 535 82
2002 2006 571 569 87
2003 2007 588 587 84
2004 2008 516 516 82
2005 2009 519 519 83
2006 2010 568 568 88
2007 2011 569 568 85
2008 2012 501 500 85
2009 2013 528 528 84
2010 2014 535 535 85
2011 2015 549 549 88
2012 2016 527

A "cohort" is a specific group of students established for tracking purposes. According to the Student Right-to-Know legislation, the graduation rate student (GRS) cohort is defined as all full-time first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in the fall or preceding summer session of a given year.

"Adjusted Cohort:" The legislation allows to remove (delete) the following students from the GRS cohort for calculations of graduation/retention rates:students who died or were totally and permanently disabled; those who left school to serve in the armed forces; those who left to serve with a foreign aid service of the federal government, such as the Peace Corps; and those who left to serve on official church mission.