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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.  Monmouth's retention rate has improved over the decade and 83% of the first-time, full-time freshmen who entered in the fall of 2014 were enrolled at Monmouth in the fall of 2015.

      Retention Rate

    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 67% of the full-time freshmen who entered in the fall of 2009 graduated by August 31, 2015.  Most of them finished within four (50%) or five (66%) years.

    Six Year Graduation Rate

     Over the past decade, with the exception of the group who entered in 2007, women have graduated at a higher rate than men.  For the freshmen entering in 2009, 69% of the women graduated within 6 years compared to 65% of the men.

      Six Year Graduation Rate by Gender

     Graduation rates for the main race/ethnic groups at Monmouth have generally improved over the past decade as shown in the chart below.  The rates often fluctuate sharply from one year to the next due to the relatively small sizes of some of the groups.

      Six Year Graduation Rate by Ethnicity

    The final chart compares the six year graduation rates of students who received either Pell Grants or Direct Loans with students who received neither. 

    Graduation Rate by Aid Type



    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).