Retention Rates

The College is dedicated to the retention of students through graduation.  The Retention, Persistence, Completion Group is charged with compiling retention information; however retention is the job of everyone on campus.  Faculty and staff actively discuss retention, work to develop strategies to improve retention, and assess retention activities.  

One of the ways the College assesses retention is the percentage of first-time, full-time students who begin in the fall semester who continue enrollment to the fall semester of the following year.  The First Year to Second Year Retention Rate history is presented in the graph below.


line graph of first year to second year retention rates from 2008 to 2018 at the College of the Ozarks


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