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 '09  Class of '10  Class of '11  Class of '12  Class of '13 
ENTERED IN:  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009 
 Entered as First-Years 477  474  475  488  493 
 Returned as Sophomores 460  454  449  468  462 
 2nd-year retention rate 96.4%  95.8%  94.5%  95.9%  93.7% 
 Returned as Juniors 445  451  444  448  453 
 3rd-year retention rate 93.3%  95.1%  93.5%  91.8%  91.9% 
 Returned as Seniors 437  449  437  451  457 
 4th-year retention rate 91.6%  94.7%  92.0%  92.4%  92.7% 
 Graduated in 4 Years 420  430  416  420  422 
 4-year graduation rate 88.1%  90.7%  87.6%  86.1%  85.6% 
 Graduated in 5 Years 437  449  439  448  451 
 5-year graduation rate 91.6%  94.7%  92.4%  91.8%  91.5% 
 Graduated in 6 Years 438  452  443  454  N/A 
 6-year graduation rate 91.8%  95.4%  93.3%  93.0%  N/A 
           
  Class of '14  Class of '15  Class of '16  Class of '17  4-Yr 
Averages 
ENTERED IN:  2010  2011  2012  2013   
 Entered as First-Years 507  483  492  497   
 Returned as Sophomores 492  469  475  486   
 2nd-year retention rate 97.0%  97.1%  96.5%  97.8%  97.1% 
 Returned as Juniors 479  458  466  N/A   
 3rd-year retention rate 94.5%  94.8%  94.7%  N/A  94.0% 
 Returned as Seniors 473  456  N/A  N/A   
 4th-year retention rate 93.3%  94.4%  N/A  N/A  93.2% 
 Graduated in 4 Years 453  N/A  N/A  N/A   
 4-year graduation rate 89.3%  N/A  N/A  N/A  87.1% 
 Graduated in 5 Years N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A   
 5-year graduation rate N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  92.6% 
 Graduated in 6 Years N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A   
 6-year graduation rate N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  93.4% 


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Last Update: November 17, 2014
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