Retention Rate

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Retention Rate (%) refers to the proportion of an entering cohort who continue to be enrolled after a specified number of years.

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It is calculated as the retention count of an entering cohort for a specified year divided by the cohort term enrollment from the cohort's matriculation term.

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The 1-Year Retention Rate is the number of students from an entering cohort that continued to be enrolled after 1 year.

The 2-Year Retention Rate is the number of students from an entering cohort that continued to be enrolled after 2 years.

The 3-Year Retention Rate is the number of students from an entering cohort that continued to be enrolled after 3 years.

The 4-Year Retention Rate is the number of students from an entering cohort that continued to be enrolled after 4 years.

The 5-Year Retention Rate is the number of students from an entering cohort that continued to be enrolled after 5 years.

The 6-Year Retention Rate is the number of students from an entering cohort that continued to be enrolled after 6 years.

The 7-Year Retention Rate is the number of students from an entering cohort that continued to be enrolled after 7 years.

The 8-Year Retention Rate is the number of students from an entering cohort that continued to be enrolled after 8 years.

The 9-Year Retention Rate is the number of students from an entering cohort that continued to be enrolled after 9 years.

For example, for an entering cohort with a matriculation term of 2019 Fall, we would take the retention count of the cohort that continued to be enrolled in 2020 Fall and divide that by the cohort term enrollment from the 2019 Fall to derive the 1-Year Retention Rate percentage.

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