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Completion, Retention, Persistence, and Transfer-Out Rates

Completion, Retention, Persistence, and Transfer-Out Rates

Fall 2010 Cohort Fall 2011 Cohort Fall 2012 Cohort Fall 2013 Cohort Fall 2014 Cohort Fall 2015 Cohort Fall 2016 Cohort Fall 2017 Cohort
*Overall Total Completion Rate 29.64% 31.21% 37.82% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
*Retention Rate N/A N/A N/A 39.05% 56.39% 56.81% 59.43% 49.24%
*Persistence Rate N/A N/A N/A 49.73% 63.29% 64.90% 66.93% 61.55%
*Transfer-Out Rates 28.38% 29.82% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Key:

Cohort is defined as first-time degree-seeking students who began their postsecondary studies in the Fall term of the cohort year.

Overall Total Completion Rate (Six-Year Outcomes and First Completion) is defined as the Percentage of First-time-in-college degree-seeking students by cohort year who were awarded an educational credential.

Retention Rate is defined as continued enrollment (or degree completion) within the same higher education institution in the fall semesters of a student’s first and second year.

Persistence Rate is defined as continued enrollment (or degree completion) at any higher education institution in the fall semesters of a student’s first and second year.

Transfer-Out Rate includes the cohort of students who began at Central Alabama Community College and tracks their transfer and completion patterns at four-year institutions over a period of six years.

N/A = Data is unavailable

Completion Rates
Fall 2010 Completions Report
Fall 2011 Completions Report
Fall 2012 Completions Report

Persistence & Retention Rates
Persistence - Retention Report - Fall 2013-2017 Cohorts

Transfer-Out Rates
Transfer Tracking Report - Fall 2010
Transfer Tracking Report - Fall 2011