First Semester Completion Rates Goal #1

Internal analyses of the academic persistence of the first-time, full-time undergraduates (commonly referred to as freshmen) suggest that students completing their first semester with at least 12 earned credit hours are twice as likely to graduate as those with fewer earned hours. The 12 credit hour minimum places the student on a path to graduate within five years, while the 15 hour minimum sets the student on a path to graduate in four years.


Students Completing 12 Credit Hours with minumum GPA of 2.0

Detailed Breakdown

>2 GPA & 12 hours
Pre-Strategic PlanPlan
201220132014201520162017201820192020
SexFemale
82.5%80.6%78.5%81.0%83.8%84.4%85.8%85.0%85.0%
Male
74.8%73.0%71.3%72.2%79.1%80.6%77.7%78.5%78.9%
Race and Ethnicity*Hispanic or Latino
70.7%78.1%67.7%69.7%76.8%75.4%76.5%74.9%77.2%
American Indian or Alaska Native
71.4%70.0%71.4%69.0%70.8%77.8%55.2%79.2%40.0%
Asian
84.3%82.7%78.5%83.5%88.8%86.2%92.7%85.1%90.8%
Black or African American
68.6%62.4%60.9%64.2%73.9%68.3%75.0%72.5%72.3%
White
81.4%78.9%77.5%79.5%83.0%84.7%84.6%84.3%83.9%
Two or more races
75.9%76.7%69.0%74.3%77.9%79.0%77.8%81.3%82.1%
Non-Resident Alien
64.7%80.1%79.6%79.6%81.4%93.3%46.4%58.5%78.1%
ResidencyNon-Resident for Tuition
79.7%79.5%76.7%79.5%82.2%83.8%82.0%83.4%84.3%
Resident for Tuition
78.5%74.2%73.3%73.6%80.8%80.8%82.8%80.4%79.9%
Total
79.1%77.3%75.4%77.3%81.8%82.7%82.3%82.2%82.4%
*Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander not represented due to counts beneath reporting threshold.
**Non-minority groups are presented for comparative data. They are not included in minority totals.