Graduation & Retention Rates



Note: The following table includes 9 class years and 5-year averages. Please scroll down for the most recent class years and 5-year averages. Also, in the following table, the total number of returned students includes students enrolled in approved off-campus study programs.

  Class of '08  Class of '09  Class of '10  Class of '11  Class of '12 
ENTERED IN:  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008 
 Entered as First-Years 470  477  474  475  488 
 Returned as Sophomores 450  460  454  449  468 
 2nd-year retention rate 95.7%  96.4%  95.8%  94.5%  95.9% 
 Returned as Juniors 438  445  451  444  448 
 3rd-year retention rate 93.2%  93.3%  95.1%  93.5%  91.8% 
 Returned as Seniors 435  437  449  437  451 
 4th-year retention rate 92.6%  91.6%  94.7%  92.0%  92.4% 
 Graduated in 4 Years 421  420  430  416  420 
 4-year graduation rate 89.6%  88.1%  90.7%  87.6%  86.1% 
 Graduated in 5 Years 436  437  449  439  448 
 5-year graduation rate 92.8%  91.6%  94.7%  92.4%  91.8% 
 Graduated in 6 Years 437  438  452  443  N/A 
 6-year graduation rate 93.0%  91.8%  95.4%  93.3%  N/A 
           
  Class of '13  Class of '14  Class of '15  Class of '16  5-Yr 
Averages 
ENTERED IN:  2009  2010  2011  2012   
 Entered as First-Years 493  507  483  492   
 Returned as Sophomores 462  492  469  475   
 2nd-year retention rate 93.7%  97.0%  97.1%  96.5%  96.1% 
 Returned as Juniors 453  479  458  N/A   
 3rd-year retention rate 91.9%  94.5%  94.8%  N/A  93.3% 
 Returned as Seniors 457  473  N/A  N/A   
 4th-year retention rate 92.7%  93.3%  N/A  N/A  93.0% 
 Graduated in 4 Years 422  N/A  N/A  N/A   
 4-year graduation rate 85.6%  N/A  N/A  N/A  87.6% 
 Graduated in 5 Years N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A   
 5-year graduation rate N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  92.7% 
 Graduated in 6 Years N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A   
 6-year graduation rate N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  93.6% 


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Last Update: October 23, 2013
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