Graduation & Retention Rates



Note: The following table includes 9 Class Years and 4-year averages. Please scroll down for the most recent Class Years and 4-year averages. Also, in the following table, the total number of returned students includes students enrolled in approved off-campus study programs.

  Class of '10  Class of '11  Class of '12  Class of '13  Class of '14 
Entered in fall of:  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010 
 Initial entering cohort 474  475  488  493  507 
 Returned in 2nd year 454  449  468  462  492 
 Cohort retention rate 95.8%  94.5%  95.9%  93.7%  97.0% 
 Returned in 3rd year 451  444  448  453  479 
 3rd-year retention rate 95.1%  93.5%  91.8%  91.9%  94.5% 
 Returned in 4th year 449  437  451  457  473 
 4th-year retention rate 94.7%  92.0%  92.4%  92.7%  93.3% 
 Graduated in 4 years or less 430  416  420  422  453 
 4-year graduation rate 90.7%  87.6%  86.1%  85.6%  89.3% 
 Graduated in 5 years or less 449  439  448  451  477 
 5-year graduation rate 94.7%  92.4%  91.8%  91.5%  94.1% 
 Graduated in 6 years or less 452  443  454  457  N/A 
 6-year graduation rate 95.4%  93.3%  93.0%  92.7%  N/A 
           
  Class of '15  Class of '16  Class of '17  Class of '18  4-Yr 
Averages 
Entered in fall of:  2011  2012  2013  2014   
 Initial entering cohort 483  492  497  501   
 Returned in 2nd year 469  475  486  486   
 Cohort retention rate 97.1%  96.5%  97.8%  97.0%  97.1% 
 Returned in 3rd year 458  466  470  N/A   
 3rd-year retention rate 94.8%  94.7%  94.6%  N/A  94.6% 
 Returned in 4th year 456  461  N/A  N/A   
 4th-year retention rate 94.4%  93.7%  N/A  N/A  93.5% 
 Graduated in 4 years or less 440  N/A  N/A  N/A   
 4-year graduation rate 91.1%  N/A  N/A  N/A  88.0% 
 Graduated in 5 years or less N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A   
 5-year graduation rate N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  92.4% 
 Graduated in 6 years or less N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A   
 6-year graduation rate N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  93.6% 


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