Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention (by Institution)

Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention (by Institution)

The following table reveals freshman-to-sophomore retention rates at America’s selective colleges and universities. Retention rates indicate the percentge of a college’s freshmen who return for their sophomore year.

Institution Retention Rate
Abilene Christian University 79
Agnes Scott College 83
Alaska Pacific University 67
Albion College 81
Albright College 71
Alfred University 75
Allegheny College 85
Alma College 79
American University 88
Amherst College 98
Anderson University 73
Andrews University 79
Appalachian State University 87
Aquinas College 76
Arcadia University 85
Arizona State University-Tempe 84
Arkansas State University-Main Campus 73
Asbury University 80
Ashland University 74
Assumption College 83
Auburn University 89
Augsburg College 82
Augustana College 85
Augustana College 80
Austin College 83
Avila University 70
Azusa Pacific University 82
Babson College
Baker University 76
Baldwin Wallace University 79
Ball State University 78
Bard College 88
Barnard College 98
Bates College 92
Baylor University 88
Bellarmine University 80
Belmont University 83
Beloit College 92
Benedictine College 77
Bennington College 83
Bentley University 94
Berea College 81
Berry College 79
Bethel College-Indiana 84
Bethel University 85
Biola University 85
Birmingham Southern College 80
Boston College 95
Boston University 93
Bowdoin College 97
Bradley University 88
Brandeis University 93
Bridgewater College 76
Brigham Young University-Hawaii 61
Brigham Young University-Provo 85
Brown University 97
Bryan College-Dayton 71
Bryant University 90
Bryn Mawr College 91
Bucknell University 94
Buena Vista University 69
Butler University 91
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College 88
CUNY Brooklyn College 86
CUNY City College 87
CUNY Hunter College 87
CUNY Queens College 84
California Institute of Technology 97
California Lutheran University 85
California Maritime Academy 82
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 92
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona 90
Calvin College 87
Canisius College 80
Capital University 74
Cardinal Stritch University 71
Carleton College 96
Carnegie Mellon University 94
Carroll College 81
Carroll University 76
Carson-Newman University 69
Carthage College 78
Case Western Reserve University 94
Catholic University of America 83
Cedarville University 85
Centenary College of Louisiana 76
Central College 83
Central Michigan University 77
Centre College 90
Champlain College 79
Chapman University 91
Christian Brothers University 78
Christopher Newport University 84
Citadel Military College of South Carolina 85
Claremont McKenna College 96
Clark University 89
Clarke University 76
Clarkson College
Clarkson University 87
Clemson University 92
Coe College 79
Colby College 93
Colgate University 93
College of Charleston 83
College of Saint Benedict 89
College of William and Mary 96
College of the Atlantic 81
College of the Holy Cross 95
College of the Ozarks 86
Colorado Christian University 69
Colorado College 96
Colorado School of Mines 92
Colorado State University-Fort Collins 86
Columbia College 64
Columbia University in the City of New York 97
Concordia College at Moorhead 84
Concordia University-Chicago 67
Concordia University-Irvine 76
Concordia University-Nebraska 76
Concordia University-Texas 48
Concordia University-Wisconsin 71
Connecticut College 88
Converse College 73
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 96
Corban University 77
Cornell College 83
Cornell University 97
Covenant College 85
Creighton University 91
D’Youville College 79
Dartmouth College 98
Davidson College 96
DePaul University 85
DePauw University 92
DeSales University 85
Denison University 89
Dickinson College 90
Doane College-Crete 78
Dominican University 82
Dominican University of California 86
Dordt College 80
Drake University 88
Drew University 76
Drexel University 86
Drury University 84
Duke University 97
Duquesne University 88
Earlham College 88
East Carolina University 81
Eastern Connecticut State University 78
Eckerd College 83
Edgewood College 82
Elizabethtown College 82
Elmhurst College 78
Elmira College 74
Elon University 90
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach 78
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott 83
Emerson College 88
Emmanuel College 81
Emory University 94
Endicott College 81
Fairfield University 87
Flagler College-St Augustine 67
Florida Atlantic University 77
Florida Gulf Coast University 77
Florida Institute of Technology 80
Florida International University 84
Florida Southern College 78
Florida State University 92
Fontbonne University 79
Fordham University 91
Fort Lewis College 65
Franciscan University of Steubenville 86
Franklin and Marshall College 92
Freed-Hardeman University 78
Furman University 87
Gannon University 79
Geneva College 77
George Fox University 83
George Mason University 87
George Washington University 92
Georgetown College 76
Georgetown University 96
Georgia College and State University 85
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 96
Georgia Southern University 80
Georgia State University 82
Gettysburg College 88
Gonzaga University 94
Gordon College 83
Goshen College 77
Goucher College 85
Grace College and Theological Seminary 77
Grand Valley State University 82
Grinnell College 93
Grove City College 88
Guilford College 72
Gustavus Adolphus College 92
Hamilton College 94
Hamline University 81
Hampden-Sydney College 78
Hampshire College 81
Hanover College 81
Hardin-Simmons University 63
Harding University 82
Hartwick College 72
Harvard University 97
Harvey Mudd College 99
Hastings College 66
Haverford College 98
Hendrix College 88
High Point University 75
Hobart William Smith Colleges 88
Hofstra University 78
Hollins University 67
Hood College 78
Hope College 88
Houghton College 88
Houston Baptist University 63
Howard University 82
Huntington University 79
Illinois Institute of Technology 86
Illinois State University 82
Illinois Wesleyan University 88
Indiana University-Bloomington 90
Indiana Wesleyan University 78
Iona College 83
Iowa State University 87
Ithaca College 88
James Madison University 92
John Brown University 82
John Carroll University 88
Johns Hopkins University 97
Juniata College 88
Kalamazoo College 92
Kansas Wesleyan University 62
Kennesaw State University 76
Kenyon College 96
Kettering University 92
King University 69
Knox College 88
Lafayette College 91
Lake Forest College 82
Lawrence Technological University 82
Lawrence University 88
Le Moyne College 88
LeTourneau University 77
Lebanon Valley College 83
Lee University 77
Lehigh University 94
Lesley University 79
Lewis & Clark College 86
Lewis University 82
Limestone College 58
Lindenwood University 71
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus 80
Lipscomb University 77
Loras College 81
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 82
Louisiana Tech University 79
Loyola Marymount University 91
Loyola University Chicago 85
Loyola University Maryland 87
Loyola University New Orleans 80
Luther College 87
Lycoming College 79
Lyon College 70
Macalester College 95
Maine Maritime Academy 75
Manhattan College 88
Manhattanville College 75
Marietta College 72
Marist College 90
Marlboro College 82
Marquette University 91
Marshall University 69
Marymount Manhattan College 66
Marymount University 72
Maryville College 72
Maryville University of Saint Louis 87
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 79
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 98
Massachusetts Maritime Academy 85
McDaniel College 84
McKendree University 75
Mercer University 82
Mercyhurst University 80
Meredith College 72
Messiah College 87
Miami University-Oxford 90
Michigan State University 91
Michigan Technological University 82
Middlebury College 95
Milligan College 87
Millikin University 77
Mills College 81
Millsaps College 75
Milwaukee School of Engineering 83
Minnesota State University-Moorhead 68
Misericordia University 81
Mississippi College 68
Mississippi State University 79
Missouri State University-Springfield 75
Missouri University of Science and Technology 83
Molloy College 89
Monmouth College 76
Monmouth University 80
Montana State University 76
Montana Tech of the University of Montana 69
Morningside College 73
Mount Holyoke College 89
Mount Marty College 67
Mount Mercy University 82
Mount Saint Mary College 70
Mount Vernon Nazarene University 73
Muhlenberg College 91
Nazareth College 79
Nebraska Wesleyan University 78
New College of Florida 81
New Jersey Institute of Technology 86
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 77
New York Institute of Technology 72
New York University 92
Newman University 73
Niagara University 81
Nicholls State University 68
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 93
North Central College 79
North Dakota State University-Main Campus 78
Northeastern University 96
Northern Arizona University 72
Northland College 68
Northwest Missouri State University 66
Northwest Nazarene University 76
Northwestern College 79
Northwestern University 98
Norwich University 75
Notre Dame of Maryland University 72
Nova Southeastern University 71
Oakland University 78
Oberlin College 93
Occidental College 93
Oglethorpe University 79
Ohio Dominican University 66
Ohio Northern University 84
Ohio State University-Main Campus 92
Ohio University-Main Campus 79
Ohio Wesleyan University 80
Oklahoma Baptist University 74
Oklahoma Christian University 85
Oklahoma City University 81
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 79
Olivet Nazarene University 75
Oral Roberts University 81
Oregon Institute of Technology 74
Oregon State University 84
Otterbein University 76
Ouachita Baptist University 76
Pace University-New York 76
Pacific Lutheran University 82
Pacific University 79
Palm Beach Atlantic University 73
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 92
Pepperdine University 92
Philadelphia University 75
Pitzer College 91
Point Loma Nazarene University 89
Polytechnic Institute of New York University 88
Pomona College 97
Presbyterian College 80
Prescott College 73
Princeton University 98
Principia College 87
Providence College 91
Purdue University-Main Campus 91
Queens University of Charlotte 70
Quincy University 67
Quinnipiac University 85
Ramapo College of New Jersey 87
Randolph College 75
Randolph-Macon College 77
Reed College 94
Regis University 82
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 94
Rhodes College 93
Rice University 98
Ripon College 86
Roanoke College 80
Robert Morris University 81
Roberts Wesleyan College 86
Rochester Institute of Technology 87
Rockhurst University 87
Rollins College 83
Rowan University 84
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 91
SUNY College at Brockport 81
SUNY College at Cortland 83
SUNY College at Geneseo 90
SUNY College at Oswego 78
SUNY College at Plattsburgh 84
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 86
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome 84
SUNY Maritime College 79
SUNY Oneonta 87
SUNY at Albany 81
SUNY at Binghamton 91
SUNY at Fredonia 78
SUNY at Purchase College 82
Saint Ambrose University 80
Saint Anselm College 85
Saint Edward’s University 83
Saint John Fisher College 83
Saint Johns University 86
Saint Joseph’s College-New York 84
Saint Joseph’s University 89
Saint Mary’s College 88
Saint Mary’s College of California 90
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 79
Saint Michael’s College 88
Saint Norbert College 81
Saint Vincent College 85
Salem College 80
Salisbury University 80
Salve Regina University 79
Samford University 87
San Diego State University 88
Santa Clara University 95
Sarah Lawrence College 83
Scripps College 93
Seattle Pacific University 85
Seattle University 86
Seton Hall University 83
Sewanee-The University of the South 91
Shimer College 86
Siena College 86
Simmons College 86
Simpson College 79
Simpson University 81
Skidmore College 93
Smith College 94
South Dakota State University 76
Southeast Missouri State University 73
Southern Adventist University 77
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 69
Southern Methodist University 89
Southern Polytechnic State University 72
Southern Utah University 65
Southwest Baptist University 64
Southwestern College 66
Southwestern University 87
Spelman College 88
Spring Arbor University 76
Spring Hill College 76
Springfield College 84
St Catherine University 79
St John’s College 89
St John’s College 79
St John’s University-New York 80
St Lawrence University 90
St Mary’s College of Maryland 90
St Mary’s University 73
St Olaf College 94
Stanford University 99
State University of New York at New Paltz 87
Stetson University 78
Stevens Institute of Technology 96
Stonehill College 87
Stony Brook University 90
Suffolk University 75
Susquehanna University 84
Swarthmore College 96
Sweet Briar College 69
Syracuse University 92
Taylor University 89
Temple University 89
Tennessee Technological University 75
Texas A & M University-College Station 91
Texas Christian University 90
Texas Lutheran University 70
Texas State University 77
Texas Tech University 82
The College of Idaho 88
The College of New Jersey 93
The College of New Rochelle 62
The College of Saint Scholastica 84
The College of Wooster 87
The Evergreen State College 74
The Master’s College and Seminary 81
The New School 83
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 87
The University of Alabama 87
The University of Findlay 76
The University of Montana 73
The University of Tampa 75
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 69
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 86
The University of Tennessee-Martin 70
The University of Texas at Austin 94
The University of Texas at Dallas 88
The University of West Florida 70
Thomas Aquinas College 87
Thomas More College 60
Touro College 46
Towson University 86
Transylvania University 87
Trine University 74
Trinity Christian College 74
Trinity College 91
Trinity International University-Illinois 69
Trinity University 96
Truman State University 87
Tufts University 96
Tulane University of Louisiana 90
Union College 92
Union University 94
United States Air Force Academy 89
United States Coast Guard Academy 94
United States Merchant Marine Academy 97
United States Military Academy 96
United States Naval Academy 98
University of Alabama at Birmingham 80
University of Alabama in Huntsville 81
University of Arizona 81
University of Arkansas 82
University of California-Berkeley 96
University of California-Davis 93
University of California-Irvine 92
University of California-Los Angeles 96
University of California-Riverside 89
University of California-San Diego 94
University of California-Santa Barbara 92
University of California-Santa Cruz 89
University of Central Arkansas 70
University of Central Florida 87
University of Central Oklahoma 65
University of Chicago 99
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 85
University of Colorado Boulder 85
University of Colorado Colorado Springs 71
University of Colorado Denver 75
University of Connecticut 94
University of Dallas 77
University of Dayton 89
University of Delaware 92
University of Denver 87
University of Detroit Mercy 82
University of Evansville 86
University of Florida 96
University of Georgia 94
University of Hartford 73
University of Hawaii at Manoa 78
University of Houston 85
University of Idaho 79
University of Illinois at Chicago 80
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 93
University of Iowa 86
University of Jamestown 61
University of Kansas 80
University of Kentucky 83
University of La Verne 88
University of Louisiana at Lafayette 74
University of Louisiana at Monroe 67
University of Louisville 78
University of Maine 81
University of Mary 71
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 66
University of Mary Washington 80
University of Maryland-Baltimore County 87
University of Maryland-College Park 95
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 89
University of Massachusetts-Boston 77
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 76
University of Massachusetts-Lowell 84
University of Miami 91
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 97
University of Michigan-Dearborn 84
University of Minnesota-Duluth 75
University of Minnesota-Morris 87
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 90
University of Mississippi 86
University of Missouri-Columbia 84
University of Missouri-Kansas City 73
University of Missouri-St Louis 75
University of Mobile 77
University of Montevallo 74
University of Mount Union 74
University of Nebraska at Kearney 76
University of Nebraska at Omaha 75
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 84
University of New England 74
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus 86
University of New Haven 76
University of New Orleans 67
University of North Carolina Wilmington 86
University of North Carolina at Asheville 80
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 96
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 80
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 74
University of North Dakota 75
University of North Florida 82
University of North Texas 75
University of Northern Colorado 66
University of Northern Iowa 83
University of Northwestern-St Paul 79
University of Notre Dame 99
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus 84
University of Oregon 87
University of Pennsylvania 98
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg 83
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 91
University of Portland 90
University of Puget Sound 87
University of Redlands 88
University of Rhode Island 81
University of Richmond 94
University of Rochester 96
University of San Diego 90
University of San Francisco 86
University of Scranton 90
University of Sioux Falls 66
University of South Carolina-Columbia 87
University of South Dakota 76
University of South Florida-Main Campus 89
University of Southern California 96
University of Southern Maine 67
University of Southern Mississippi 72
University of St Francis 79
University of St Thomas 77
University of St Thomas 88
University of Tulsa 90
University of Utah 88
University of Vermont 86
University of Virginia-Main Campus 97
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 93
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 82
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 72
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 87
University of Wisconsin-Madison 95
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 79
University of Wisconsin-Stout 73
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 77
University of Wyoming 74
University of the Ozarks 69
University of the Pacific 87
Ursinus College 89
Valdosta State University 69
Valparaiso University 86
Vanderbilt University 97
Vassar College 96
Villanova University 94
Virginia Commonwealth University 87
Virginia Military Institute 84
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 91
Viterbo University 81
Wabash College 85
Wagner College 88
Wake Forest University 93
Walsh University 73
Warren Wilson College 69
Wartburg College 81
Washington & Jefferson College 86
Washington College 81
Washington University in St Louis 96
Washington and Lee University 97
Waynesburg University 81
Webster University 81
Wellesley College 97
Wells College 73
Wentworth Institute of Technology 79
Wesleyan University 95
West Chester University of Pennsylvania 87
West Virginia University 77
West Virginia Wesleyan College 65
Western Carolina University 79
Western New England University 75
Western Washington University 83
Westminster College 78
Westminster College 86
Westminster College 75
Westmont College 85
Wheaton College 94
Wheaton College 86
Wheeling Jesuit University 67
Whitman College 94
Whittier College 83
Wichita State University 74
Widener University-Main Campus 75
Willamette University 86
William Jewell College 76
Williams College 98
Winona State University 78
Wisconsin Lutheran College 82
Wittenberg University 74
Wofford College 89
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 96
Worcester State University 80
Xavier University 83
Xavier University of Louisiana 72
Yale University 99
Yeshiva University 93
York College Pennsylvania 75

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