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Graduate Retention and Graduation Rates

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Details about the data:

Retention percentages represent the share of the initial full-time graduate-level cohort that was still enrolled in subsequent years. Retention is measured on a fall-to-fall basis, so year 1 retention means students who completed the first year and returned the following fall.

The graduation rate is the share of the same cohort that graduated within the specified time. Graduation rates are cumulative and are measured through the final summer of the year shown.

Because graduate program lengths vary, the total success measure is the combined percentage of either graduation or continued enrollment as of the year shown and may give a more complete picture in the shorter term. 

Underrepresented minority (URM) students include those who identify as American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. 

STEM Majors include those in the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS). 

For more information about these definitions, consult the IR Data Dictionary

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