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Institutional Research

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention and graduation rates are calculated on groups of first-time
full-time freshmen who enter Monmouth in the fall semester. With rare
exception, all first-time freshmen entering Monmouth start as full-time
students.   

The retention rate is the percentage of a group of
first-time full-time freshmen entering in the fall of the year noted in the
chart who enrolled the following fall semester.  Seventy-nine percent of
the first-time full-time freshmen who entered in Fall 2016, returned to
Monmouth in the fall of 2017.

 

  RetentionRate  

The graduation rate indicates the percentage of a
group of first-time, full-time freshmen who graduated by August 31 six years
following their first fall semester.  The graduation rate has risen over
the past decade and 70% of the full-time freshmen who entered in the fall of
2011 graduated by August 31, 2017.  Most of them finished within four
(57%) or five (69%) years.  

 

GRS_6YR  

 

Over the past decade, with the exception of the
group who entered in Fall 2007, women have graduated at a higher rate than men.
For the freshmen entering in Fall 2011, 73% of the women graduated within 6
years compared to 66% of the men. 

 

  GRS_Gender

 

Graduation rates for the main race/ethnic groups at Monmouth often fluctuate sharply from one year to the next due to the relatively small sizes of some of the groups.  The trends in the 6 year graduation rate may be seen in the chart below.

 

  GRS_Ethnic

 

The final chart compares the six year graduation rates of Fall 2011 first-time freshmen who received either Pell Grants or subsidized Stafford Loans with students who received neither. 

 

GRS_AID

All colleges and universities are required by NCAA legislation and
federal law (the Student Right-to-Know act from 1990) to report student
graduation rates, and those institutions offering athletics aid are
required to report for their student-athletes as well. The NCAA acquires  student-athlete graduation rate data from the Department of Education’s
Integrated Post-Secondary Data System Graduation Rate Survey
(IPEDS-GRS).  http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/graduation-rates