Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates

Below is the data for Kettering University's retention and graduation rates. The retention rate is the percentage of first-year undergraduate students who continue to the next year. Graduation rates are the calculated percentages of students who graduate or complete their program within a specified time frame.

First Time, Full-Time Cohorts: Retention Patterns by Year 1999 - 2016

Entering YearNumber Enrolled% Enrolled 2nd Year% Enrolled 3rd Year% Enrolled 4th Year% Enrolled 5th Year% Enrolled 6th Year% Enrolled 7th Year% Enrolled 8th Year
199952385.978.075.766.210.52.32.7
200061487.077.073.658.610.74.72.3
200159380.970.868.152.115.95.72.2
200243588.378.674.356.614.94.11.4
200355985.074.168.752.414.85.42.0
200455986.671.767.450.813.42.10.7
200548889.578.974.053.312.52.51.0
200639785.177.372.049.49.33.31.8
200738594.385.582.949.98.62.11.0
200844186.278.576.243.56.31.60.7
200943989.182.277.446.77.51.10.5
201027788.880.973.645.17.91.40.7
201132991.883.678.148.34.00.9--
201237291.984.479.351.38.1----
201337691.583.278.743.9------
201436492.687.684.3--------
201543495.287.3----------
201636493.1------------
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AVERAGE44289.080.075.351.210.32.91.4

Note that 2nd year, 3rd year, etc. indicates the student is enrolled, but does not mean they have progressed to the next class level (i.e., students who are enrolled during their 3rd year may still be sophomores).

Source: Kettering University's Banner Student Database.
Office of Institutional Research
UPDATED October 2017

First-Time, Full-Time Cohorts: Graduation Patterns by Year 2000 - 2014

YearNumber Enrolled% Graduated by 4th Year% Graduated by 5th Year% Graduated by 6th Year% Graduated by 7th Year% Graduated by 8th Year
20006147.251.061.763.765.8
20015935.645.954.857.359.2
20024356.950.360.763.065.3
20035597.944.256.258.960.3
20045595.246.057.159.960.6
200548810.546.957.861.162.7
200639710.145.154.756.259.2
200738511.451.761.665.769.6
200844111.846.557.161.062.8
20094397.343.153.859.761.3
20102778.739.752.357.0-60.6-
20113299.450.261.163.5--
20123728.148.162.6----
20133768.051.3------
201436410.2--------
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AVERAGE4428.547.157.860.662.5

Includes graduates through spring term of year indicated.

Source: Kettering University Banner Student Database.
Office of Institutional Research
UPDATED August 2018