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One-Year Retention Rates
2018 Cohort

 



Hisp/  
Latino
Am Ind/
Alaska 
Native  
Asian Black/   
African  
American 
Native  
Hawaiian/
Pac Island
Two/ 
More 
Races
Sub-
Total
White  Race/  
Ethnicity
Unknown
Inter-
nat'l 
Total

Retention Rates
  University Park91.9%75.0%92.9%88.2%85.7%89.1%90.9%94.5%95.2%92.1%93.6%
  Commonwealth Campuses70.9%75.0%87.5%70.5%57.1%70.5%75.8%81.0%80.3%93.6%81.4%

Total81.9%75.0%89.9%77.5%71.4%80.6%83.0%88.6%90.4%92.9%87.9%
 
Cohort
  University Park577445132172651,6255,4961477868,054
  Commonwealth Campuses519854448572241,7874,290719587,106

Total1,09612995806144893,4129,7862181,74415,160
 
 
 


Two-Year Retention Rates
2017 Cohort

 



Hisp/  
Latino
Am Ind/
Alaska 
Native  
Asian Black/   
African  
American 
Native  
Hawaiian/
Pac Island
Two/ 
More 
Races
Sub-
Total
White  Race/  
Ethnicity
Unknown
Inter-
nat'l 
Total

Retention Rates
  University Park82.7%62.5%89.7%77.7%100.0%86.1%84.2%90.1%90.2%83.3%88.2%
  Commonwealth Campuses59.9%90.0%74.9%52.7%66.7%64.1%62.7%69.2%72.2%85.8%69.6%

Total71.8%77.8%81.3%61.6%90.9%76.9%72.8%80.6%83.1%84.9%79.2%
 
Cohort
  University Park636839930984041,7645,3131226307,829
  Commonwealth Campuses5811052555432901,9634,393799617,396

Total1,21718924863116943,7279,7062011,59115,225
 
 
 


Three-Year Retention Rates
2016 Cohort

 



Hisp/  
Latino
Am Ind/
Alaska 
Native  
Asian Black/   
African  
American 
Native  
Hawaiian/
Pac Island
Two/ 
More 
Races
Sub-
Total
White  Race/  
Ethnicity
Unknown
Inter-
nat'l 
Total

Retention Rates
  University Park82.8%75.0%78.4%75.4%66.7%77.9%79.1%87.8%88.0%83.1%85.6%
  Commonwealth Campuses57.6%50.0%73.2%52.4%88.9%57.6%60.1%67.4%73.1%82.0%67.2%

Total69.4%64.3%75.8%59.9%80.0%67.8%68.6%78.7%83.4%82.5%76.9%
 
Cohort
  University Park528856031762441,6635,7821508418,436
  Commonwealth Campuses597653365692382,0394,617678727,595

Total1,125141,093973154823,70210,3992171,71316,031
 
Note(s):- Cohort Population is first-time degree seeking baccalaureate freshmen.
- Data for Fall 2009 and later reflects federally mandated changes in race/ethnicity data.
-Rates do not include students who attend the World Campus or PA College of Technology
-Beginning in Fall 2019, the Pennsylvania College of Technology enrollments exclude students in high school programs.
 
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