EPI's weekly illustration of education data trends — November 20, 2018

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Persistence and Retention Rates for Students at Four-Year Public and Private Not-for-Profit Institutions, 2016-2017

 

Recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse illustrates both the persistence and retention rates of students who began their studies at either a public or private not-for-profit four-year institution. Persistence rates are defined as the percentage of students that return the following year at any postsecondary institution. Retention rates focus on students who return to their initial institution.

Retention Rates. The overall retention rate at a public four-year institution was 71 percent in 2016-17, with a 80 percent rate for full-time students and 51 percent for part-time students. At private, not-for-profit institutions, the overall rate was 74 percent compared to 80 percent for full-time students and 55 percent for part-time students.

Persistence Rates. The overall persistence rate at a public four-year institution was 83 percent in 2016-17, with a 89 percent rate for full-time students and 66 percent for part-time students. At private, not-for-profit institutions, the overall rate was 85 percent compared to 90 percent for full-time students and 65 percent for part-time students.

SOURCE: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

 

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