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Persistence

The persistence page examines the ability of Tennessee Board of Regents institutions to successfully move students through college and towards degree attainment. The summary examines historical trends in retention and graduation rates for the institutions and takes a more detailed look at the 2001 cohort of freshmen in the attrition study at departure points. Click on a graph to see more infromation about that area or follow this link to view a summary report on persistence.

Retention
The fall-to-fall retention rate indicates the percentage of first-time, full-time freshmen that return to the institution the following fall.

Retention Rate: 2004 to 2008
Retention

Graduation
The six-year graduation rate measures first-time, full-time freshmen who graduate at any Tennessee public institution within six years.

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 2004 to 2008
Graduation


Attrition by Gender
The chart below shows the percentage of each gender that drop-out in a given year, though some may return at a later point.

Drop-out Rate by Gender: 2001 Cohort
DropGender

Attrition by Race
The chart below shows the percentage of each race that drop-out in a given year, though some may return at a later point.

Drop-out Rate by Race: 2001 Cohort
DropRace

Persistence by Credit Hours
The number of credit hours a student earns during an academic year is a large indicator of wether or not they will persist.

Cumulative Credit Hours: 2001 Cohort
CreditHour

Persistence by College GPA
A student's college GPA is a significant indicator of whether or not they will persist from one year to the next.

Cumulative College GPA: 2001 Cohort
CollegeGPA

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