Retention Rates Goal #1

The retention rates of first-time, full-time undergraduates (commonly referred to as freshmen) are national standard metrics used by institutions of higher education. These metrics are principally useful for traditional institutions like The University of Alabama. The University tracks the second-year and third-year retention rates. These rates reflect the percentage of the entering fall cohort of first-time, full-time undergraduate students that return to the University for their second and third fall semesters.


2nd Year Retention Rates

Detailed Breakdown

Cohort
Pre-Strategic PlanPlan
201420152016201720182019
SexFemale
86.8%87%86.6%88.5%87.7%87.6%
Male
86%85.2%87.7%87.1%85.9%86.8%
ResidencyIn-State
87.6%87.5%88.7%90.4%89.7%89.1%
Out-of-State
85.8%85.5%86.3%86.5%85.3%86%
Total
86.5%86.3%87.1%87.9%86.9%87.2%