Missouri State University

1. Fall to Fall Retention (Full-Time New in College Cohort)

Data last updated: September 2013

Fall-to-Fall retention is the percent of first-time college students who return to the university after his or her first year. Each fall cohort includes students who are new in college and attending full-time, as well as students who began in the preceding summer and continue as full-time students in the fall.

Data is updated each fall.

[LRP, Access to Success, Objective 5 & MO-PFM].

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Measure 1: Annual Fall-to-Fall Retention*

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2011 2012 2016 Goal
75.35% 75.25% 80.00%
Year Percentage
2008 76.44%
2009 73.50%
2010 75.43%
2011 75.35%
2012 75.25%

* Includes all first-time students even if they were not previously reported to IPEDS. Prior to Fall 2009 only first-time freshmen were reported to IPEDS. Fall 2009 and forward all first-time students are reported (freshmen, sophomores, juniors).

Measure 2: Three-Year Rolling Average Fall-to-Fall Retention*

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2009 - 2011 2010 - 2012 2016 Goal
74.76% 75.34% 80.00%
Year Percentage
2006 - 2008 75.08%
2007 - 2009 74.65%
2008 - 2010 75.12%
2009 - 2011 74.76%
2010 - 2012 75.34%

* Includes all first-time students even if they were not previously reported to IPEDS. Prior to Fall 2009 only first-time freshmen were reported to IPEDS. Fall 2009 and forward all first-time students are reported (freshmen, sophomores, juniors).