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1st Year Retention Rates by College With Pell and HOPE Eligibility Status

This web page shows 1st Year Retention rates of IPEDS First-time Freshmen by HOPE Eligibility and Pell Grant Status. Rates are provided for the University overall and by College. Click here to view the abstract for this data. Other retention rates such as by individual majors, groups of majors, and other cohorts such as transfers are available here






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University Summary Retention by College

Fall Semesters
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Retention Retention Retention Retention Retention Retention
College Cohortn% Cohortn% Cohortn% Cohortn% Cohortn% Cohortn%
College of Business Administration 485 372 76.7 528 412 78.0 502 388 77.3 548 454 82.8 569 457 80.3 541 434 80.2
College of Education 156 123 78.8 151 123 81.5 137 107 78.1 156 132 84.6 106 91 85.8 116 95 81.9
College of Engineering and Information Technology1 114 79 69.3 532 429 80.6 645 527 81.7 651 535 82.2 711 575 80.9 722 568 78.7
College of Health & Human Sciences 603 477 79.1 641 526 82.1 670 558 83.3 663 548 82.7 692 572 82.7 757 605 79.9
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 676 504 74.6 650 528 81.2 594 482 81.1 572 462 80.8 621 505 81.3 591 473 80.0
College of Public Health2 0 0 0 0 8 7 87.5 9 8 88.9 3 1 33.3 12 11 91.7
College of Science and Mathematics1 950 739 77.8 506 409 80.8 530 431 81.3 400 313 78.3 423 335 79.2 470 379 80.6
Provost 533 420 78.8 567 450 79.4 457 354 77.5 475 380 80.0 337 262 77.7 349 262 75.1
Total 3,517 2,714 77.2 3,575 2,877 80.5 3,543 2,854 80.6 3,474 2,832 81.5 3,462 2,798 80.8 3,558 2,827 79.5
Note. From the USG Census Enrollment Files. Retention is to the University; not necessarily to the same college or major. Data reflects the following eligible exclusions (deceased or military withdrawal) as defined by IPEDS: Fall 2011 - Fall 2013 (1), Fall 2014 (2), Fall 2015 (1), and Fall 2016 (2).
1In Fall 2012, the College of Information Technology became the College of Engineering and Information Technology. Prior to that, it did not include Engineering or Engineering Technology majors. In Fall 2012 the College of Science and Technology became the
College of Science and Mathematics. Prior to that, it included Engineering and Engineering Technology majors. These students are now in the College of Engineering and Information Technology.
2The Jiann Ping-Hsu College of Public Health began offering undegraduate level degrees (BSHS) in Fall 2013.

Last updated November, 2017