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The Declining Persistence Rate of First-Year College Students


Since 2009, the percent of first-time students still enrolled at any college in their second fall term has dropped 1.2 percentage points. Our “First-Year Persistence and Retention Rates by Starting Enrollment Intensity” Snapshot examines persistence rates for first-time college students between 2009 and 2012.

Read more about first-year persistence and retention rates.

Current Term Enrollment Estimates - Spring 2018