2017 Student Retention Indicators:
Benchmarks for First-Year, Second-Year, and Transfer Students
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for benchmarks of key indicators of undergraduate student retention, based on an electronic poll of college and university officials in January and February of 2017. This report includes:
- Term-to-term persistence benchmarks for first-year, second-year, and transfer students
- Progression benchmarks (indicators of successful persistence) for first-year students, including the proportion of students on academic probation
- Fall-to-fall retention benchmarks for first-year, second-year, and transfer students
The benchmarks are provided separately for four-year private institutions, four-year public institutions, and two-year public institutions.