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  • Monmouth University 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.

     

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    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.  

     

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    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. 

     

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    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.

     

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    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. 

     

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    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