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Retention and Graduation Rates

Percent
First-Year Freshman Retention 86
Four-Year Graduation Rate 58
Six-Year Graduation Rate 72

The four-year graduation rate continues to exceed the national average for private four-year universities. This year, the four-year graduation rate for the 2014 freshman class was 58 percent, consistent with the last four years and 8 percentage points above the national average. 

Of the fall 2012 full-time freshmen, 72 percent had graduated from DePaul six years later, up slightly from last year.

Average Time to Degree in Years
FYR TRN SNL Master's
2013-14 4.4 3.0 4.2 2.8
2014-15 4.3 3.0 4.5 2.8
2015-16 4.3 3.1 4.2 2.8
2016-17 4.3 3.0 4.9 2.8
2017-18 4.3 3.1 4.9 2.8
For more in-depth information regarding retention and degree completion, visit EMM's Student Retention at DePaul website.
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    DePaul's six-year graduation rate exceeds the average for four-year private universities nationally by 12 percentage points.

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