Retention Rates

Retention rates track the enrollment of a cohort of students who were first-time full-time degree-seeking students from the fall of their first year to their sophomore fall enrollment.

  • Fall 2018 Retention Rate - 91% (based on Fall 2017 cohort)

Graduation Rates

For first-time full-time students entering in Fall 2012

  • 4-year Graduation Rate - 74%
  • 6-year Graduation Rate - 77%

Definitions

First-year to sophomore-year retention rates and six-year graduation rates are reported to the National Center for Educational Statistics as part of the "Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System"(IPEDS) on an annual basis.The statistics above are consistent with federal reporting guidelines:

The 6-Year Graduation Rate is the percent of students in a GRS cohort who completed their baccalaureate degree within 150 percent of normal time.

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.

Historical Retention Rates

Fall Enrolled Class of Initial Size Adjusted
Cohort
FY to Sophomore
Retention Rate
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 549 548 88
2012 2016 527 527 85
2013 2017 508 508 90
2014 2018 523 523 90
2015 2019 528 528 85
2016 2020 517 517 89
2017 2021 546 546 91
2018 2022 591    

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.

Historical Graduation Rates

Fall Enrolled Class of Initial Size Adjusted Cohort 4-year
Graduation Rate
5-year
Graduation Rate
6-year
Graduation Rate
1998 2002 529 528 74% 77% 77%
1999 2003 533 533 72% 75% 75%
2000 2004 518 518 68% 69% 70%
2001 2005 535 535 68% 70% 71%
2002 2006 571 569 72% 75% 76%
2003 2007 588 587 71% 73% 73%
2004 2008 516 516 72% 74% 74%
2005 2009 519 519 72% 73% 73%
2006 2010 568 568 72% 74% 74%
2007 2011 569 568 71% 74% 74%
2008 2012 501 500 70% 75% 75%
2009 2013 528 528 70% 73% 73%
2010 2014 535 535 69% 72% 72%
2011 2015 549 548 78% 79% 80%
2012 2016 527 527 74% 77% 77%
2013 2017 508 508 75% 77%  
2014 2018 523 523 81%    

Graduation Rate is the percent of students in a cohort who completed their baccalaureate degree within the specified time frame.