Institution Number and Percentages Cohort
2011
Cohort
2012
Cohort
2013
Cohort
2014
Cohort
2015
Bridgewater State University Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,450 1,425 1,451 1,506 1,493
# Returning to Same Institution 1,169 1,160 1,180 1,192 1,190
% Returning to Same Institution 80.6% 81.4% 81.3% 79.2% 79.7%
Peer Retention Rate 74.2% 76.3% 76.2% 75% *NA
Fitchburg State University Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 689 739 790 720 781
# Returning to Same Institution 511 580 613 540 587
% Returning to Same Institution 74.2% 78.5% 77.6% 75% 75.2%
Peer Retention Rate 70% 72.5% 72.7% 74.7% *NA
Framingham State University Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 920 821 804 806 844
# Returning to Same Institution 682 600 599 595 624
% Returning to Same Institution 74.1% 73.1% 74.5% 73.8% 73.9%
Peer Retention Rate 72% 73.1% 76.2% 74.6% *NA
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 311 352 366 327 293
# Returning to Same Institution 272 297 326 301 263
% Returning to Same Institution 87.5% 84.4% 89.1% 92% 89.8%
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 306 308 271 351 270
# Returning to Same Institution 228 242 212 261 212
% Returning to Same Institution 74.5% 78.6% 78.2% 74.4% 78.5%
Peer Retention Rate 78.6% 78.8% 78.6% 79.2% *NA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 277 302 332 321 385
# Returning to Same Institution 243 261 294 296 329
% Returning to Same Institution 87.7% 86.4% 88.6% 92.2% 85.5%
Salem State University Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 989 1,086 1,074 1,127 1,082
# Returning to Same Institution 730 848 871 900 856
% Returning to Same Institution 73.8% 78.1% 81.1% 79.9% 79.1%
Peer Retention Rate 74.4% 75.7% 77.1% 76.5% *NA
Westfield State University Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,132 994 1,285 1,220 1,292
# Returning to Same Institution 904 785 985 954 998
% Returning to Same Institution 79.9% 79% 76.7% 78.2% 77.2%
Peer Retention Rate 71.9% 74.3% 76% 74.6% *NA
Worcester State University Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 790 781 775 785 808
# Returning to Same Institution 617 627 633 606 626
% Returning to Same Institution 78.1% 80.3% 81.7% 77.2% 77.5%
Peer Retention Rate 74% 75.5% 76.6% 76.3% *NA
State Universities Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 6,864 6,808 7,148 7,163 7,248
# Returning to Same Institution 5,356 5,400 5,713 5,645 5,685
% Returning to Same Institution 78.0% 79.3% 79.9% 78.8% 78.4%
State Universities excluding MCAD and MMA Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 6,276 6,154 6,450 6,515 6,570
# Returning to Same Institution 4,841 4,842 5,093 5,048 5,093
% Returning to Same Institution 77.1% 78.7% 79.0% 77.5% 77.5%
 
  Cohort
2011
Cohort
2012
Cohort
2013
Cohort
2014
Cohort
2015
Northeast States Retention Rate** 77.9% 79.1% 79.7% 79% *NA
National Retention Rate 74.6% 75.6% 76.6% 76.8% *NA
Page created 2/23/2017
Source: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Northeast States Average calculated from IPEDS, using New England and Mideast states in Carnegie Classification 21: Master I Institutions.
National Rate calculated from IPEDS, using All 50 States with Carnegie Classification 21: Master 1 Institutions.
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.
Returning Identification: These are students who are determined as returning by matching specific student identifiers from entry in each Fall Term. The % Returning = the # Returning/the total cohort of Full-time First-time Degree-Seeking Students for that year.
*NA: Data for national and peer comparison data groups is not yet available for this cohort year.