Grizz Facts

A Grizz Facts look at first-year retention for select student groups

Record number of students returned for a second year in fall 2020

20-11-16 Grizz Facts

First-year retention, student groups, Fall 2020

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A record number of full-time, first-year students entering OU during in fall all 2019 returned for a second year in fall 2020, resulting in a 79 percent first-year retention rate.

Students who return for a second year having earned 28 or more credits in their first year are considered ‘on-track’ to graduate. The percentage of first-year students retained after 2019 and on-track to graduate is the highest rate on record at 71 percent.

Students receiving Pell grants and those with undecided majors have lower on-track rates than other student groups. 

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