Graduation Rates of Freshmen Cohorts

Freshman Graduation Rates, Information from IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey (GRS) Reports

Report Cohort Percent Graduating After: 
Year  Year Size Four Years Five Years Six Years
2000 1994 3,508 25 53 60
2001 1995 3,494 26 55 62
2002 1996 3,510 28 58 64
2003 1997 3,614 27 56 63
2004 1998 3,614 30 61 67
2005 1999 3,524 36 65 71
2006 2000 3,728 37 65 70
2007 2001 3,802 37 65 70
2008 2002 3,585 39 66 71
2009 2003 3,839 42 68 73
2010 2004 3,835 41 67 73
2011 2005 4.243 41 67 73
2012 2006 4,535 40 67 73
2013 2007 4,786 42 69 75
2014 2008 4,660 44 71 76
2015 2009 4,589 45 72 77
2016 2010 4,547 48 74 78
2017 2011 4,551 50 76 79


The GRS rate is calculated at UNC System Office on our behalf and entered into IPEDS data collection in the winter collection. The report year is after the 6 years have elapsed for the standard reporting time period from the cohort year of entry. (Winter 2011/Spring 2012 will report the 2005 cohort).

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Graduation Rate Survey Reports. This is the official source for the graduation rate and rates for student-right- to-know, NCAA, and other reporting. The cohorts from which these rates were calculated include only first-time-in-college new freshmen who attended full-time in their first semester and exclude students who died during the six-year period.