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Kent State enrolling and retaining more AALANA students

Partnering with the divisions of EMSA and DEI, Kent State has realized significant enrollment growth in AALANA students since 2007. At the Kent Campus, undergraduate AALANA student enrollment has increased by 63% from Fall 2007 to Fall 2013 and our graduate AALANA student enrollment has increased by 81% over the same time period. The first year retention rate for AALANA students is 73% at the Kent Campus, which represents a slight increase from last year. 

Furthermore, it appears that our community is becoming more inclusive. Our non-returning survey showed that racial tension was the least selected reason for students leaving KSU. Only 3.9% of the respondents selected it.

Fall Cohort Enrolled After 1 Year After 2 Years After 3 Years After 4 Years After 5 Years After 6 Years
2007 456 69.30% 56.36% 53.73% 47.81% 46.27% 45.83%
2008 458 75.98% 63.10% 57.42% 51.75% 49.56% ----
2009 483 73.91% 59.83% 54.45% 50.10% ---- ----
2010 551 64.61% 55.72% 48.82% ---- ---- ----
2011 719 72.74% 60.50% ---- ---- ---- ----
2012 663 73.00% ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

 

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