Grizz Facts

A Grizz Facts look at first-year retention

Last year's freshmen return to continue their education at a record rate.

Grizz Facts10-5-20

Freshman retention, record, first-year, 28+ credits

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A record number of new freshmen students from 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.

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