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Fall to Spring Retention Rate

Key Performance Indicators

*This Key Performance Indicator is compared to a benchmark established by the National Community College Benchmark Program. The minimum target is to match the benchmark. The higher target is to exceed the benchmark.

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​Fall to Spring Retention
​2011-2012​2012-2013​2013-2014​2014-2015​2015-2016​2016-20172017-2018
​Benchmark*​69%69%69%69%69%69%69%
​Enrollment​12,194​11,724​11,670​10,995​11,361​11,407​11,323
​Number Retained
​6,578​6,498​6,412​6,275​6,493​6,842​6,737
​Retention Rate
​54%​55%​56%​57%57%​60%​59%

​*Benchmark established by the National Community College Benchmark Program.

01/30/18
Office Decision Support and Analytics

Fall to Spring Retention Rate

The fall to spring retention rate represents the percentage of students enrolled in the fall semester who are also enrolled in the following spring semester. It is compared to a benchmark established by the National Community College Benchmark Program. Since 2011-12, retention rates have been below the benchmark of 69%, but have steadily increased by 1-2% over the past five years. However, in 2017-18, the retention rate decreased by 1% from the previous year and fell 10% below the benchmark.