Retention statistics are collected on entering fall, first-time undergraduates enrolled as of our 3rd week enrollment census, and how many were still enrolled for at least one credit the following fall semester. The entering cohort must be degree or certificate seeking students registering for their first credits at any institution of higher education since graduation from high school. First-time students include those who took college courses concurrently while attending high school, including those who may have graduated with their associates degree at the same time they graduated from high school.
Adjustments are made to a fall cohort when students left the institution for any of the following reasons:
- Deceased or permanently disabled;
- Left to serve in the armed forces;
- Left to serve on an official church mission