Undergraduate Student Retention and Graduation Rates

Data are obtained from the Wichita State University Fact Books (http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=opa&p=/bipm_reports_stu/)

I. Second Year Retention of First Year Freshmen

Year of Cohort 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
All Freshman (enrolled in <30 hours)
University
Base Cohort 1,671 1,659 1,815 1,627 1,771
2nd Year Retention Rate 69.2% 68.4% 67.8% 68.5% 69.7%
Barton School of Business
Base Cohort 226 259 258 232 267
2nd Year Retention Rate 57.1% 59.5% 59.7% 62.9% 61.8%
Full-Time Freshman
University
Base Cohort 1,547 1,525 1,705 1,515 1,665
2nd Year Retention Rate 66.4% 67.0% 65.6% 66.1% 68.3%
Barton School of Business
Base Cohort 203 238 232 211 242
2nd Year Retention Rate 55.7% 57.1% 58.2% 62.6% 60.3%

Sixth year graduation rate for the fall 2011 first year freshmen cohort for the University is 41.2%. For the Barton School of Business, this sixth-year graduation rate is 39.5%.

II. Six Year Graduation Rate

Year of Cohort 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
University
Base Cohort 1,671 1,659 1,815 1,627 1,771
2nd Year Retention Rate 69.2% 68.4% 67.8% 68.5% 69.7%
Barton School of Business
Base Cohort 226 259 258 232 2367
2nd Year Retention Rate 57.1% 59.5% 59.7% 62.9% 61.8%