Retention Rate

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This dashboard displays the percentage of first-time degree-seeking freshmen who have returned for a second fall term. Rates can be categorized by the following:

University Chicago, Springfield, or Urbana-Champaign
Cohort Entry Team Fall term of the first-time freshmen cohort
Status1 Full-time/Part-time enrollment status at entry
Race/Ethnicity1,2 The U.S. Department of Education racial/ethnic reporting categories. These were revised starting in the Fall 2010 term.
Gender1,2  Female or Male

‚Äč1Federally-defined reporting categories