First-Year and Third-Year Retention Rates by Demographic Group

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November 2013

First-year retention rates by race/ethnicity(1)

 
  2008 Cohort(2) 2009 Cohort
African/Black American
75.6% 77.0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
68.8% 68.8%
Asian & Pacific American
87.1% 87.2%
Latino/Hispanic American
80.4% 80.0%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
NA 62.5%
Two/ More Races
NA 80.4%
Total Minority
80.6% 80.6%
     
International
87,9% 91.5%
White
86.4% 86.1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown
NA 82.1%

First-year retention rates by gender

 
  2008 Cohort 2009 Cohort
Women
85.9% 85.9%
Men
85.1% 84.6%

Third-year retention rates by race/ethnicity(1)

 
  2006 Cohort 2007 Cohort
African/Black American
54.3% 55.6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
61.1% 52.6%
Asian & Pacific American
71.7% 68.6%
Latino/Hispanic American
60.3% 62.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
NA NA
Two/ More Races
NA NA
Total Minority
61.6% 61.8%
     
International
71.5% 65.7%
White
75.3% 74.6%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown
NA NA

Third-year retention rates by gender

 
  2006 Cohort 2007 Cohort
Women
72.8% 72.7%
Men
73.1% 72.0%

(1) Effective Fall 2009 data reflects federally mandated changes in race/ethnicity data.

(2) Cohort population is first-time degree seeking baccalaureate freshmen.