Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Retention Rates (Percents)

First-Time / Full-Time Freshman
Returned for 2nd Year Returned for 3rd Year
Cohort MSU Cohort MSU
1995 77.8 1995 68.8
1996 77.9 1996 67.5
1997 76.2 1997 67.2
1998 78.9 1998 68.6
1999 78.9 1999 71.0
2000 80.4 2000 71.6
2001 80.8 2001 70.7
2002 81.2 2002 72.9
2003 81.1 2003 72.9
2004 79.8 2004 70.5
2005 82.4 2005 70.8
2006 83.5 2006 73.1
2007 84.5 2007 73.3
2008 81.9 2008 73.8
2009 82.0 2009 72.3
2010 83.1 2010 71.0
2011 80.7 2011 69.3
2012 78.4 2012 69.0
2013 80.2 2013 71.5
2014 82.0 2014 73.8
2015 80.2 2015

Last revised: 01/19/2017