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One-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 Park88.1%75.0%94.7%85.8%100.0%93.1%90.3%94.0%95.1%92.7%93.1%
  Commonwealth Campuses73.7%90.0%84.4%67.4%100.0%75.5%75.2%79.1%81.0%93.2%79.9%

Total81.1%84.2%88.9%73.4%100.0%85.8%82.2%87.1%89.2%93.0%86.5%
 
Cohort
  University Park638839930984041,7665,3131226307,831
  Commonwealth Campuses5821052555532901,9654,396799627,402

Total1,22018924864116943,7319,7092011,59215,233
 
 
 


Two-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 Park84.1%87.5%85.0%80.8%66.7%79.5%83.1%89.6%91.4%86.2%88.0%
  Commonwealth Campuses62.4%57.1%76.7%56.9%88.9%57.7%63.9%70.8%78.3%84.4%70.6%

Total72.5%73.3%81.0%64.6%80.0%68.7%72.5%81.2%87.3%85.3%79.7%
 
Cohort
  University Park528856131762441,6645,7831518428,440
  Commonwealth Campuses607753766392412,0644,667698747,674

Total1,135151,098980154853,72810,4502201,71616,114
 
 
 


Three-Year Retention Rates
2015 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 Park79.8%100.0%78.6%77.5%100.0%83.0%79.6%88.9%89.1%80.6%86.2%
  Commonwealth Campuses55.8%70.0%67.8%55.2%36.4%63.0%59.4%66.9%63.3%80.3%65.8%

Total66.6%78.6%72.8%62.1%63.2%73.7%68.0%78.1%78.1%80.5%75.9%
 
Cohort
  University Park515445731682411,5415,1531477547,595
  Commonwealth Campuses62410538703112082,0944,9561095787,737

Total1,139149951,019194493,63510,1092561,33215,332
 
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
 
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