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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Berkshire Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 334 347 331 288 277 260 266 182 218 159
# Retained at Institution 195 196 190 167 155 145 161 105 125 85
% Retained at Institution 58.4% 56.5% 57.4% 58.0% 56.0% 55.8% 60.5% 57.7% 57.3% 53.5%
Retained Anywhere 218 221 219 189 162 157 185 120 135 98
% Retained Anywhere 65.3% 63.7% 66.2% 65.6% 58.5% 60.4% 69.5% 65.9% 61.9% 61.6%
Bristol Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,391 1,547 1,454 1,356 1,485 1,381 1,214 1,233 1,062 987
# Retained at Institution 852 916 870 832 894 840 743 733 639 588
% Retained at Institution 61.3% 59.2% 59.8% 61.4% 60.2% 60.8% 61.2% 59.4% 60.2% 59.6%
Retained Anywhere 911 993 938 902 913 882 822 811 691 644
% Retained Anywhere 65.5% 64.2% 64.5% 66.5% 61.5% 63.9% 67.7% 65.8% 65.1% 65.2%
Bunker Hill Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,440 1,333 1,256 1,218 1,127 1,198 806 1,041 1,274 1,195
# Retained at Institution 805 786 774 719 752 734 501 667 777 707
% Retained at Institution 55.9% 59.0% 61.6% 59.0% 66.7% 61.3% 62.2% 64.1% 61.0% 59.2%
Retained Anywhere 924 900 854 827 787 768 557 760 874 783
% Retained Anywhere 64.2% 67.5% 68.0% 67.9% 69.8% 64.1% 69.1% 73.0% 68.6% 65.5%
Cape Cod Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 633 467 500 482 477 376 388 320 350 266
# Retained at Institution 348 246 277 259 256 207 217 189 171 164
% Retained at Institution 55.0% 52.7% 55.4% 53.7% 53.7% 55.1% 55.9% 59.1% 48.9% 61.7%
Retained Anywhere 416 291 307 306 272 220 239 210 211 182
% Retained Anywhere 65.7% 62.3% 61.4% 63.5% 57.0% 58.5% 61.6% 65.6% 60.3% 68.4%
Greenfield Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 325 307 266 206 198 189 189 143 131 124
# Retained at Institution 201 174 154 125 117 114 121 86 92 83
% Retained at Institution 61.8% 56.7% 57.9% 60.7% 59.1% 60.3% 64.0% 60.1% 70.2% 66.9%
Retained Anywhere 225 198 170 139 127 122 131 98 105 91
% Retained Anywhere 69.2% 64.5% 63.9% 67.5% 64.1% 64.6% 69.3% 68.5% 80.2% 73.4%
Holyoke Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,419 1,236 1,230 1,161 1,064 978 985 922 884 765
# Retained at Institution 839 691 753 675 629 567 512 529 508 443
% Retained at Institution 59.1% 55.9% 61.2% 58.1% 59.1% 58.0% 52.0% 57.4% 57.5% 57.9%
Retained Anywhere 947 786 827 759 683 622 594 591 565 494
% Retained Anywhere 66.7% 63.6% 67.2% 65.4% 64.2% 63.6% 60.3% 64.1% 63.9% 64.6%
MassBay Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 752 780 692 705 648 642 589 567 551 533
# Retained at Institution 423 406 370 399 392 338 337 316 290 294
% Retained at Institution 56.2% 52.1% 53.5% 56.6% 60.5% 52.6% 57.2% 55.7% 52.6% 55.2%
Retained Anywhere 522 593 471 486 429 373 403 381 361 365
% Retained Anywhere 69.4% 76.0% 68.1% 68.9% 66.2% 58.1% 68.4% 67.2% 65.5% 68.5%
Massasoit Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,248 1,141 1,224 1,211 1,279 1,179 1,072 1,034 918 828
# Retained at Institution 738 702 699 735 746 676 644 620 558 472
% Retained at Institution 59.1% 61.5% 57.1% 60.7% 58.3% 57.3% 60.1% 60.0% 60.8% 57.0%
Retained Anywhere 824 793 807 838 805 729 708 688 615 520
% Retained Anywhere 66.0% 69.5% 65.9% 69.2% 62.9% 61.8% 66.0% 66.5% 67.0% 62.8%
Middlesex Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,585 1,387 1,338 1,161 1,109 1,103 1,099 920 915 770
# Retained at Institution 921 776 843 726 684 677 695 562 557 457
% Retained at Institution 58.1% 55.9% 63.0% 62.5% 61.7% 61.4% 63.2% 61.1% 60.9% 59.4%
Retained Anywhere 1,114 906 977 859 770 762 804 660 652 532
% Retained Anywhere 70.3% 65.3% 73.0% 74.0% 69.4% 69.1% 73.2% 71.7% 71.3% 69.1%
Mt. Wachusett Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 699 680 653 626 590 499 480 525 410 386
# Retained at Institution 389 371 343 350 354 266 250 279 241 213
% Retained at Institution 55.7% 54.6% 52.5% 55.9% 60.0% 53.3% 52.1% 53.1% 58.8% 55.2%
Retained Anywhere 456 432 402 399 405 301 316 328 264 236
% Retained Anywhere 65.2% 63.5% 61.6% 63.7% 68.6% 60.3% 65.8% 62.5% 64.4% 61.1%
North Shore Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,218 1,081 919 923 907 732 695 627 682 595
# Retained at Institution 736 670 537 583 566 424 424 390 430 350
% Retained at Institution 60.4% 62.0% 58.4% 63.2% 62.4% 57.9% 61.0% 62.2% 63.0% 58.8%
Retained Anywhere 823 756 600 638 601 461 480 419 470 387
% Retained Anywhere 67.6% 69.9% 65.3% 69.1% 66.3% 63.0% 69.1% 66.8% 68.9% 65.0%
Northern Essex Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 932 852 666 831 822 756 745 706 698 554
# Retained at Institution 571 514 425 517 509 440 433 402 385 319
% Retained at Institution 61.3% 60.3% 63.8% 62.2% 61.9% 58.2% 58.1% 56.9% 55.2% 57.6%
Retained Anywhere 662 579 465 572 543 476 491 455 434 344
% Retained Anywhere 71.0% 68.0% 69.8% 68.8% 66.1% 63.0% 65.9% 64.4% 62.2% 62.1%
Quinsigamond Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,390 1,213 1,187 1,106 922 898 811 787 763 688
# Retained at Institution 830 718 675 637 513 496 442 424 433 422
% Retained at Institution 59.7% 59.2% 56.9% 57.6% 55.6% 55.2% 54.5% 53.9% 56.7% 61.3%
Retained Anywhere 923 801 741 707 559 536 503 487 484 458
% Retained Anywhere 66.4% 66.0% 62.4% 63.9% 60.6% 59.7% 62.0% 61.9% 63.4% 66.6%
Roxbury Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 364 324 301 283 225 178 92 74 99 200
# Retained at Institution 160 161 146 136 123 83 51 36 37 74
% Retained at Institution 44.0% 49.7% 48.5% 48.1% 54.7% 46.6% 55.4% 48.6% 37.4% 37.0%
Retained Anywhere 211 199 174 168 140 90 55 46 50 98
% Retained Anywhere 58.0% 61.4% 57.8% 59.4% 62.2% 50.6% 59.8% 62.2% 50.5% 49.0%
Springfield Technical Community College Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 1,010 820 852 825 920 891 842 667 728 643
# Retained at Institution 561 452 534 491 561 534 499 376 416 392
% Retained at Institution 55.5% 55.1% 62.7% 59.5% 61.0% 59.9% 59.3% 56.4% 57.1% 61.0%
Retained Anywhere 615 509 567 544 581 562 544 420 452 421
% Retained Anywhere 60.9% 62.1% 66.5% 65.9% 63.2% 63.1% 64.6% 63.0% 62.1% 65.5%
Community College Total Full-time First-Time Degree-Seeking Students 14,740 13,515 12,869 12,382 12,050 11,260 10,273 9,748 9,683 8,693
# Retained at Institution 8,569 7,779 7,590 7,351 7,251 6,541 6,030 5,714 5,659 5,063
% Retained at Institution 58.1% 57.6% 59.0% 59.4% 60.2% 58.1% 58.7% 58.6% 58.4% 58.2%
Retained Anywhere 9,791 8,957 8,519 8,333 7,777 7,061 6,832 6,474 6,363 5,653
% Retained Anywhere 66.4% 66.3% 66.2% 67.3% 64.5% 62.7% 66.5% 66.4% 65.7% 65.0%
Page created 1/13/2020
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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