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comparative retention and completion rates data chart

Using predicted retention and completion rates to evaluate

institutional outcomes is prerequisite to setting appropriate goals for institutional improvement.

enrollment metrics by market position data chart

Institutions vary considerably in the patterns they experience in discount rates, yield rates and enrollment demand.

parental education attainment data chart

A primary determinant of college-attendance rates

is parental educational level, and educational attainment rates vary significantly by race/ethnic segments of college-age students.

first-year performance and retention rates data chart

Retention and graduation rates are powerfully dependent upon students’ 1st year academic performance, a fact

often overlooked when looking only at persistence rates. 


Current family income is the primary driver of the calculation of student financial need, which drives financial aid strategy.


For college enrollment leaders, all hopes for some post-pandemic return to normalcy have been dashed by the Department of Education’s delayed and problematic rollout of the FAFSA this year.

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