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
​2013-2014​2014-2015​2015-2016​2016-20172017-2018​2018-2019
​Benchmark*
69%69%69%69%69%​69%
​Enrollment​11,670​10,995​11,361​11,407​11,323​11,539
​Number Retained
​6,412​6,275​6,493​6,842​6,737​6,375
​Retention Rate
​56%​57%57%​60%​59%​55%

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

02/14/19
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 also enrolled in the following spring semester. It is compared to a benchmark established by the National Community College Benchmark Program. Since 2013-14, the retention rate has been below the benchmark of 69%, reaching 60% in 2016-2017. In 2018-2019, the retention rate decreased 4% from the previous year to 55%.