Peer Comparison Rates

Comparison of NC State’s Freshman Retention & Graduation Rates with Peers
(ranked by avg freshman retention rate)

     Institution Freshman Retention 6-year
     University of Florida 96 87
     Georgia Institute of Technology 96 85
     University of WisconsinMadison 95.25 85
     University of MarylandCollege Park 95.5 86
     University of IllinoisUrbana-Champaign 93.5 85
     Ohio State UniversityColumbus 93 83
     North Carolina State University 93 76
     Virginia Tech 92.75 83
     University of California — Davis 92.5 88
     Pennsylvania State University — University Park 92.5 86
     Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey — New Brunswick 92 80
     Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette 92 76
     Michigan State University 91.75 77
     Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station 90.75 79
     Iowa State University 86.5 71
     Colorado State University 86 67
     University of Arizona 81 61


Graduation Rates: Percentage of freshmen who graduated within a six-year period for most recent cohort (2009). This excludes transfers into the school. Average Freshman Retention Rate: Percentage of first-year freshmen who returned to the same college or university the following fall, averaged over three years (cohorts entering 2012-2014).
Source: US News & World Reports Best Colleges, 2017 Edition. 
For more information e-mail: ndfloyd@ncsu.edu

Last update 2/16/2017 jwp