Office of Institutional Research and Planning

Retention and Graduation Reports

The following reports detail both counts and rates of student retention and graduation for
the entering freshmen classes of full-time, first-time students from Fall 1999 to Fall 2014.

  • Retention rates and counts are reported after the 1 semester, 1 year (or 2 semesters), 3 semesters, and 2 years (or 4 semesters).
  • Cumulative Graduation and Continuation rates and counts are provided after 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, and 6 years.


  • The 2010 entering class has a record-breaking four-year graduation rate of 41.0%
  • The six-year graduation rate for the 2006 entering class is the highest recorded at 64.1%
  • The one-year retention rate for the 2013 cohort is 80.4%

April 22, 2015

Retention and Cumulative Graduation Reports
Rates Counts
By Gender
By Gender
By HEOA Student Financial Aid Programs
Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, or Others
By HEOA Student Financial Aid Programs
Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, or Others
By Residency Status (for fee purposes)
Nonresident and Resident
By Residency Status (for fee purposes)
Nonresident and Resident


Additional Information

  • The above tables contain graduation information required to be disclosed under the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA - Sec. 488(a)(3)). The graduation information must be disaggregated by:
    1. gender;
    2. major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS);
    3. recipients of a Federal Pell Grant;
    4. recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant; and
    5. students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan.
    6. Note: Students are included in the Pell Grant or Stafford Loan if he/she received it during the initial year of enrollment.
  • Beginning with Fall 2010, additional racial/ethnic groups will be a part of the reporting process. In addition to American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White, students can identify themselves as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or can choose more than one ethnicity (listed as Multiple Ethnicities on the reports). International students are classified as Nonresident Aliens.
  • Federal regulations allow for the exclusion of students in the entering cohorts for the following reasons:
    1. The student is deceased or is totally and permanently disabled.
    2. The student left school to serve in the armed forces or was called to active duty.
    3. Note: This reduction in the entering freshmen counts increases the retention and graduation rates by less than 0.15% and averages about seven students per fall cohort.
  • Scholarship Athletes GSR (Success Rate) and FGR (Graduation Rate) are available here: NCAA Website

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