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Entering Fall of Cohort Adjusted Cohort Fresh-Soph Retention
1998 478 478 82.6%
1999 575 575 85.5%
2000 612 612 84.2%
2001 510 510 87.5%
2002 619 618 86.5%
2003 566 565 90.3%
2004 566 566 89.9%
2005 535 534 89.3%
2006 611 609 88.2%
2007 627 627 87.9%
2008 616 616 91.7%
2009 580 579 92.4%
2010 609 609 90.0%
2012 642 641 89.5%
2013 629 629 89.9%

For comparison, the national Freshman-Sophmore retention rate at 4-year private non-profit institutions is 80% (Reference).

  • A cohort is a specific group of students established for tracking purposes. A cohort is defined as all full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in the fall or preceding summer session of a given year.
  • An adjusted cohort is a cohort that has students removed from it who died or are totally and permanently disabled, or left college to serve in the military, a foreign aid service, or a church mission.