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
2011
Cohort Year
2012
Cohort Year
2013
Cohort Year
2014
Cohort Year
2015
Berkshire Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 331 288 277 260 266
# Retained at Institution 190 167 155 145 161
% Retained at Institution 57.4% 58.0% 56.0% 55.8% 60.5%
Retained Anywhere 219 189 162 157 185
% Retained Anywhere 66.2% 65.6% 58.5% 60.4% 69.5%
Bristol Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,454 1,356 1,485 1,381 1,214
# Retained at Institution 870 832 894 840 743
% Retained at Institution 59.8% 61.4% 60.2% 60.8% 61.2%
Retained Anywhere 938 902 913 882 822
% Retained Anywhere 64.5% 66.5% 61.5% 63.9% 67.7%
Bunker Hill Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,256 1,218 1,127 1,198 806
# Retained at Institution 774 719 752 734 501
% Retained at Institution 61.6% 59.0% 66.7% 61.3% 62.2%
Retained Anywhere 854 827 787 768 557
% Retained Anywhere 68.0% 67.9% 69.8% 64.1% 69.1%
Cape Cod Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 500 482 477 376 389
# Retained at Institution 277 259 256 207 217
% Retained at Institution 55.4% 53.7% 53.7% 55.1% 55.8%
Retained Anywhere 307 306 272 220 239
% Retained Anywhere 61.4% 63.5% 57.0% 58.5% 61.4%
Greenfield Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 266 206 198 189 189
# Retained at Institution 154 125 117 114 121
% Retained at Institution 57.9% 60.7% 59.1% 60.3% 64.0%
Retained Anywhere 170 139 127 122 131
% Retained Anywhere 63.9% 67.5% 64.1% 64.6% 69.3%
Holyoke Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,230 1,161 1,064 978 985
# Retained at Institution 753 675 629 567 512
% Retained at Institution 61.2% 58.1% 59.1% 58.0% 52.0%
Retained Anywhere 827 759 683 622 593
% Retained Anywhere 67.2% 65.4% 64.2% 63.6% 60.2%
MassBay Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 692 705 648 642 594
# Retained at Institution 370 399 392 338 339
% Retained at Institution 53.5% 56.6% 60.5% 52.6% 57.1%
Retained Anywhere 471 486 429 373 406
% Retained Anywhere 68.1% 68.9% 66.2% 58.1% 68.4%
Massasoit Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,224 1,211 1,279 1,179 1,075
# Retained at Institution 699 735 746 676 644
% Retained at Institution 57.1% 60.7% 58.3% 57.3% 59.9%
Retained Anywhere 807 838 805 729 708
% Retained Anywhere 65.9% 69.2% 62.9% 61.8% 65.9%
Middlesex Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,338 1,161 1,109 1,103 1,099
# Retained at Institution 843 726 684 677 695
% Retained at Institution 63.0% 62.5% 61.7% 61.4% 63.2%
Retained Anywhere 977 859 770 762 804
% Retained Anywhere 73.0% 74.0% 69.4% 69.1% 73.2%
Mt. Wachusett Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 653 626 590 499 482
# Retained at Institution 343 350 354 266 250
% Retained at Institution 52.5% 55.9% 60.0% 53.3% 51.9%
Retained Anywhere 402 399 405 301 315
% Retained Anywhere 61.6% 63.7% 68.6% 60.3% 65.4%
North Shore Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 919 923 907 732 696
# Retained at Institution 537 583 566 424 424
% Retained at Institution 58.4% 63.2% 62.4% 57.9% 60.9%
Retained Anywhere 600 638 601 461 480
% Retained Anywhere 65.3% 69.1% 66.3% 63.0% 69.0%
Northern Essex Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 666 831 822 756 747
# Retained at Institution 425 517 509 440 433
% Retained at Institution 63.8% 62.2% 61.9% 58.2% 58.0%
Retained Anywhere 465 572 543 476 491
% Retained Anywhere 69.8% 68.8% 66.1% 63.0% 65.7%
Quinsigamond Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,187 1,106 922 898 816
# Retained at Institution 675 637 513 496 446
% Retained at Institution 56.9% 57.6% 55.6% 55.2% 54.7%
Retained Anywhere 741 707 559 536 507
% Retained Anywhere 62.4% 63.9% 60.6% 59.7% 62.1%
Roxbury Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 301 283 225 178 92
# Retained at Institution 146 136 123 83 51
% Retained at Institution 48.5% 48.1% 54.7% 46.6% 55.4%
Retained Anywhere 174 168 140 90 55
% Retained Anywhere 57.8% 59.4% 62.2% 50.6% 59.8%
Springfield Technical Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 852 825 920 891 842
# Retained at Institution 534 491 561 534 499
% Retained at Institution 62.7% 59.5% 61.0% 59.9% 59.3%
Retained Anywhere 567 544 581 562 544
% Retained Anywhere 66.5% 65.9% 63.2% 63.1% 64.6%
Community College Total Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 12,869 12,382 12,050 11,260 10,292
# Retained at Institution 7,590 7,351 7,251 6,541 6,036
% Retained at Institution 59.0% 59.4% 60.2% 58.1% 58.6%
Retained Anywhere 8,519 8,333 7,777 7,061 6,837
% Retained Anywhere 66.2% 67.3% 64.5% 62.7% 66.4%
Page created 1/18/2017
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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