First-Year Retention Rate

First Year Retention shows the percent of the First-Time, Full-Time freshmen on the Kent Campus that return anywhere in the KSU system the next fall.  The goal is to reach an 85% retention rate by 2021.

Peer Institution First-Year Retention
Source: IPEDS (Full-Time Retention Rate)
UnitID Institution Name 2011-12 2012-13 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
225511 University of Houston 83% 85% 86% 86%  
203517 Kent State University at Kent 77% 78% 82% 81% 82%
139940 Georgia State University 83% 82% 81% 80%  
204857 Ohio University-Main Campus 79% 79% 80% 79%  
227216 University of North Texas 76% 75% 78% 79%  
172699 Western Michigan University 73% 74% 78% 79%  
230728 Utah State University 72% 66% 71% 71%  
Aspirational Institution First-Year Retention
Source: IPEDS (Full-Time Retention Rate)    
UnitID Institution Name 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-2015 ​2015-2016
214777 Penn State University-Main Campus 92% 92% 93% 93%  
217882 Clemson University 91% 92% 92% 93%  
216339 Temple University 87% 89% 89% 90%  
137351 University of South Florida 90% 89% 89% 88%  
234030 Virginia Commonwealth University 85% 87% 86% 86%  
203517 Kent State University at Kent 77% 78% 82% 81% 82%