Community Colleges—First Year Retention Rate (Fall to Fall) for New First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking Students

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Institution Number and Percentages Cohort Year
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2016
Berkshire Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 336 377 334 347 331 288 277 260 266 182
# Retained at Institution 199 229 195 196 190 167 155 145 161 105
% Retained at Institution 59.2% 60.7% 58.4% 56.5% 57.4% 58.0% 56.0% 55.8% 60.5% 57.7%
Retained Anywhere 221 258 218 221 219 189 162 157 185 120
% Retained Anywhere 65.8% 68.4% 65.3% 63.7% 66.2% 65.6% 58.5% 60.4% 69.5% 65.9%
Bristol Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,173 1,332 1,391 1,547 1,454 1,356 1,485 1,381 1,214 1,233
# Retained at Institution 769 854 852 916 870 832 894 840 743 733
% Retained at Institution 65.6% 64.1% 61.3% 59.2% 59.8% 61.4% 60.2% 60.8% 61.2% 59.4%
Retained Anywhere 850 930 911 993 938 902 913 882 822 811
% Retained Anywhere 72.5% 69.8% 65.5% 64.2% 64.5% 66.5% 61.5% 63.9% 67.7% 65.8%
Bunker Hill Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 937 857 1,440 1,333 1,256 1,218 1,127 1,198 806 1,041
# Retained at Institution 486 487 805 786 774 719 752 734 501 667
% Retained at Institution 51.9% 56.8% 55.9% 59.0% 61.6% 59.0% 66.7% 61.3% 62.2% 64.1%
Retained Anywhere 591 572 924 900 854 827 787 768 557 760
% Retained Anywhere 63.1% 66.7% 64.2% 67.5% 68.0% 67.9% 69.8% 64.1% 69.1% 73.0%
Cape Cod Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 617 613 633 467 500 482 477 376 388 320
# Retained at Institution 350 343 348 246 277 259 256 207 217 189
% Retained at Institution 56.7% 56.0% 55.0% 52.7% 55.4% 53.7% 53.7% 55.1% 55.9% 59.1%
Retained Anywhere 407 400 416 291 307 306 272 220 239 210
% Retained Anywhere 66.0% 65.3% 65.7% 62.3% 61.4% 63.5% 57.0% 58.5% 61.6% 65.6%
Greenfield Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 209 192 325 307 266 206 198 189 189 143
# Retained at Institution 118 112 201 174 154 125 117 114 121 86
% Retained at Institution 56.5% 58.3% 61.8% 56.7% 57.9% 60.7% 59.1% 60.3% 64.0% 60.1%
Retained Anywhere 137 131 225 198 170 139 127 122 131 98
% Retained Anywhere 65.6% 68.2% 69.2% 64.5% 63.9% 67.5% 64.1% 64.6% 69.3% 68.5%
Holyoke Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,337 1,302 1,419 1,236 1,230 1,161 1,064 978 985 922
# Retained at Institution 773 835 839 691 753 675 629 567 512 529
% Retained at Institution 57.8% 64.1% 59.1% 55.9% 61.2% 58.1% 59.1% 58.0% 52.0% 57.4%
Retained Anywhere 847 939 947 786 827 759 683 622 594 591
% Retained Anywhere 63.4% 72.1% 66.7% 63.6% 67.2% 65.4% 64.2% 63.6% 60.3% 64.1%
MassBay Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 716 778 752 780 692 705 648 642 589 567
# Retained at Institution 397 471 423 406 370 399 392 338 337 316
% Retained at Institution 55.4% 60.5% 56.2% 52.1% 53.5% 56.6% 60.5% 52.6% 57.2% 55.7%
Retained Anywhere 486 571 522 593 471 486 429 373 403 381
% Retained Anywhere 67.9% 73.4% 69.4% 76.0% 68.1% 68.9% 66.2% 58.1% 68.4% 67.2%
Massasoit Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,107 1,290 1,248 1,141 1,224 1,211 1,279 1,179 1,072 1,034
# Retained at Institution 645 756 738 702 699 735 746 676 644 620
% Retained at Institution 58.3% 58.6% 59.1% 61.5% 57.1% 60.7% 58.3% 57.3% 60.1% 60.0%
Retained Anywhere 739 888 824 793 807 838 805 729 708 688
% Retained Anywhere 66.8% 68.8% 66.0% 69.5% 65.9% 69.2% 62.9% 61.8% 66.0% 66.5%
Middlesex Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,302 1,383 1,585 1,387 1,338 1,161 1,109 1,103 1,099 920
# Retained at Institution 751 815 921 776 843 726 684 677 695 562
% Retained at Institution 57.7% 58.9% 58.1% 55.9% 63.0% 62.5% 61.7% 61.4% 63.2% 61.1%
Retained Anywhere 910 979 1,114 906 977 859 770 762 804 660
% Retained Anywhere 69.9% 70.8% 70.3% 65.3% 73.0% 74.0% 69.4% 69.1% 73.2% 71.7%
Mt. Wachusett Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 648 725 699 680 653 626 590 499 480 525
# Retained at Institution 340 406 389 371 343 350 354 266 250 279
% Retained at Institution 52.5% 56.0% 55.7% 54.6% 52.5% 55.9% 60.0% 53.3% 52.1% 53.1%
Retained Anywhere 417 486 456 432 402 399 405 301 316 328
% Retained Anywhere 64.4% 67.0% 65.2% 63.5% 61.6% 63.7% 68.6% 60.3% 65.8% 62.5%
North Shore Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,031 1,043 1,218 1,081 919 923 907 732 695 627
# Retained at Institution 602 661 736 670 537 583 566 424 424 390
% Retained at Institution 58.4% 63.4% 60.4% 62.0% 58.4% 63.2% 62.4% 57.9% 61.0% 62.2%
Retained Anywhere 683 728 823 756 600 638 601 461 480 419
% Retained Anywhere 66.2% 69.8% 67.6% 69.9% 65.3% 69.1% 66.3% 63.0% 69.1% 66.8%
Northern Essex Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 701 818 932 852 666 831 822 756 745 706
# Retained at Institution 424 498 571 514 425 517 509 440 433 402
% Retained at Institution 60.5% 60.9% 61.3% 60.3% 63.8% 62.2% 61.9% 58.2% 58.1% 56.9%
Retained Anywhere 492 574 662 579 465 572 543 476 491 455
% Retained Anywhere 70.2% 70.2% 71.0% 68.0% 69.8% 68.8% 66.1% 63.0% 65.9% 64.4%
Quinsigamond Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,087 1,188 1,390 1,213 1,187 1,106 922 898 811 787
# Retained at Institution 631 695 830 718 675 637 513 496 442 424
% Retained at Institution 58.0% 58.5% 59.7% 59.2% 56.9% 57.6% 55.6% 55.2% 54.5% 53.9%
Retained Anywhere 700 780 923 801 741 707 559 536 503 487
% Retained Anywhere 64.4% 65.7% 66.4% 66.0% 62.4% 63.9% 60.6% 59.7% 62.0% 61.9%
Roxbury Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 331 296 364 324 301 283 225 178 92 74
# Retained at Institution 154 166 160 161 146 136 123 83 51 36
% Retained at Institution 46.5% 56.1% 44.0% 49.7% 48.5% 48.1% 54.7% 46.6% 55.4% 48.6%
Retained Anywhere 187 202 211 199 174 168 140 90 55 46
% Retained Anywhere 56.5% 68.2% 58.0% 61.4% 57.8% 59.4% 62.2% 50.6% 59.8% 62.2%
Springfield Technical Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 727 958 1,010 820 852 825 920 891 842 667
# Retained at Institution 433 505 561 452 534 491 561 534 499 376
% Retained at Institution 59.6% 52.7% 55.5% 55.1% 62.7% 59.5% 61.0% 59.9% 59.3% 56.4%
Retained Anywhere 469 584 615 509 567 544 581 562 544 420
% Retained Anywhere 64.5% 61.0% 60.9% 62.1% 66.5% 65.9% 63.2% 63.1% 64.6% 63.0%
Community College Total Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 12,259 13,152 14,740 13,515 12,869 12,382 12,050 11,260 10,273 9,748
# Retained at Institution 7,072 7,833 8,569 7,779 7,590 7,351 7,251 6,541 6,030 5,714
% Retained at Institution 57.7% 59.6% 58.1% 57.6% 59.0% 59.4% 60.2% 58.1% 58.7% 58.6%
Retained Anywhere 8,136 9,022 9,791 8,957 8,519 8,333 7,777 7,061 6,832 6,474
% Retained Anywhere 66.4% 68.6% 66.4% 66.3% 66.2% 67.3% 64.5% 62.7% 66.5% 66.4%
Page created 10/11/2018
Source: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Cohort Identification: Cohort Identification: These are the Fall Term Credit Students, identified with a cohort when their current registration = New; their New Student Type = Degree-seeking; and enrollment is full-time with >= 12 credits. When a student is classified as First-time, Full-time, degrees seeking they are included in that year’s cohort.
Retained Anywhere is determined by finding students enrolled in the next Fall at other MA Public Institutions using Massachusetts Department of Higher Education data or elsewhere using NSC data.

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