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 '11  Class of '12  Class of '13  Class of '14  Class of '15 
Entered in fall of:  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011 
 Initial entering cohort 475  488  493  507  483 
 Returned in 2nd year 449  468  462  492  469 
 Cohort retention rate 94.5%  95.9%  93.7%  97.0%  97.1% 
 Returned in 3rd year 444  448  453  479  458 
 3rd-year retention rate 93.5%  91.8%  91.9%  94.5%  94.8% 
 Returned in 4th year 437  451  457  473  456 
 4th-year retention rate 92.0%  92.4%  92.7%  93.3%  94.4% 
 Graduated in 4 years or less 416  420  422  453  440 
 4-year graduation rate 87.6%  86.1%  85.6%  89.3%  91.1% 
 Graduated in 5 years or less 439  448  451  477  457 
 5-year graduation rate 92.4%  91.8%  91.5%  94.1%  94.6% 
 Graduated in 6 years or less 443  454  457  479  N/A 
 6-year graduation rate 93.3%  93.0%  92.7%  94.5%  N/A 
           
  Class of '16  Class of '17  Class of '18  Class of '19  4-Yr 
Averages 
Entered in fall of:  2012  2013  2014  2015   
 Initial entering cohort 492  497  500  500   
 Returned in 2nd year 475  486  485  468   
 Cohort retention rate 96.5%  97.8%  97.0%  93.6%  96.2% 
 Returned in 3rd year 466  470  472  N/A   
 3rd-year retention rate 94.7%  94.6%  94.4%  N/A  94.6% 
 Returned in 4th year 461  466  N/A  N/A   
 4th-year retention rate 93.7%  93.8%  N/A  N/A  93.8% 
 Graduated in 4 years or less 434  N/A  N/A  N/A   
 4-year graduation rate 88.2%  N/A  N/A  N/A  88.6% 
 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  93.0% 
 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  93.4% 


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