Retention, Graduation and Transfer-Out Rate

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Retention rates of full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking students
Fall 2020 Cohort56%
Fall 2019 Cohort54%
Fall 2018 Cohort59%
Fall 2017 Cohort53%
Fall 2016 Cohort67%
Fall 2015 Cohort58%
Fall 2014 Cohort57%
Graduation rates of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates within 150% of normal time to program completion
2018 Cohort33%
2017 Cohort27%
2016 Cohort28%
2015 Cohort27%
2014 Cohort25%
2013 Cohort21%
2012 Cohort18%
Graduation rates (%) of full-time, first-time degree/ certificate seeking undergraduates within normal time, and 150% and 200% of normal time to completion
2017201620152014201320122011
Normal Time14%28%12% 4% 10%8%5%
150 % of Normal Time27%28%27% 25% 23%18%14%
200% of Normal Time29%33%30% 32%28%26%19%
Award rates of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates after 8 years of entry, by Pell Status
201420132012201120102009
Pell27%27%31%36%34%24%
Non-Pell49%41%37%42%51%40%
Total36%34%34%38%39%29%
IPEDS First-Time, Full-Time Retention Rates with IPEDS Comparison Group and RCC Peer Group
Cohort Year202020192018201720162015
RCC56%54%59%53%67%58%
IPEDS Comparison Group59%57%55%56%58%60%
Peer Group Comparison59%64%60%63%65%60%
5-year Average (2016-2020)58%58%58%58%58%59%
Baseline48%48%48%48%48%51%
Excellence Level63%63%63%63%63%62%

Source:  2016 – 2021 IPEDS Data Feedback Reports

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