Graduation and Retention Rates

Widely used measures of student success are retention and graduation rates. The official entering cohort’s retention rate is the percentage of first-time, first-year students who return for classes in the fall of their 2nd year (“2nd-year Retention Rate”). The official graduation rate is the percentage of those same first-time, first-year students who completed the degree within 6 years (“6-year Graduation Rate”). The remaining rows in the data table below the charts record the leaving and returning of students throughout the 6-year period.

Most Recent Rates
98% returned
Retention rate for the Class of 2026 - Entered Fall 2022
96% graduated
6-year graduation rate for the Class of 2021 - Entered Fall 2017

History of Rates




Additional Counts and Rates

Note: In the following table, the total number of returned students includes students enrolled in approved off-campus study programs.