Enrollment Management > Enrollment Matters > DePaul’s Retention and Graduation Rates Highest Ever
By Sandra Chaplin /
February 2, 2015 /
Posted in: Institutional Research, Retention /
Rates for first-year retention, four-year graduation and six-year graduation at DePaul have been consistently strong in recent years, but new data reported by EMM’s Institutional Research and Market Analytics (IRMA) demonstrate they reached new heights in 2014: all rates are the highest in DePaul’s history.
Not only have retention and graduation outcomes improved overall, but they have also improved among student populations that are central to DePaul’s mission—and tend to have lower retention and graduation rates by national and state standards. These populations include federal Pell Grant eligible students (a primary indicator for low-income); first-generation students; and/or underrepresented students of color (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian). First-year retention and six-year graduation rates increased for all three of these populations (see chart below).