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Retention Rates

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Under the recently enacted Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008), Boston College is required to make available the retention rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, first time undergraduate students as reported in IPEDS (the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), which is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department's National Center for Education Statistics:

 

 

2012 Cohort Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rate
Full-time Fall 2012 Total 2,289
Returned in Fall 2013 2,171
Retention Rate 95%

Data source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2013-2014

 

2011 Cohort Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rate
Full-time Fall 2011 Total 2,238
Returned in Fall 2012 2,115
Retention Rate 95%

Data source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2012-2013

 

2010 Cohort Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rate
Full-time Fall 2010 Total 2,237
Returned in Fall 2011 2,120
Retention Rate 95%

Data source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2011-2012

 

2009 Cohort Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rate
Full-time Fall 2009 Total 2,337
Returned in Fall 2010 2,241
Retention Rate 96%

Data source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2010-2011

 

2008 Cohort Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rate
Full-time Fall 2008 Total 2,268
Returned in Fall 2009 2,153
Retention Rate 95%

Data source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2009-2010

 

For a paper copy of this information, please contact the Boston College Office of Institutional Research at 617-552-3111 or oir@bc.edu.  The mailing address is Boston College, IRPA, St. Clement's Hall, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.