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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.
InstitutionRetention Rate
Abilene Christian University79
Agnes Scott College83
Alaska Pacific University67
Albion College81
Albright College71
Alfred University75
Allegheny College85
Alma College79
American University88
Amherst College98
Anderson University73
Andrews University79
Appalachian State University87
Aquinas College76
Arcadia University85
Arizona State University-Tempe84
Arkansas State University-Main Campus73
Asbury University80
Ashland University74
Assumption College83
Auburn University89
Augsburg College82
Augustana College85
Augustana College80
Austin College83
Avila University70
Azusa Pacific University82
Babson College
Baker University76
Baldwin Wallace University79
Ball State University78
Bard College88
Barnard College98
Bates College92
Baylor University88
Bellarmine University80
Belmont University83
Beloit College92
Benedictine College77
Bennington College83
Bentley University94
Berea College81
Berry College79
Bethel College-Indiana84
Bethel University85
Biola University85
Birmingham Southern College80
Boston College95
Boston University93
Bowdoin College97
Bradley University88
Brandeis University93
Bridgewater College76
Brigham Young University-Hawaii61
Brigham Young University-Provo85
Brown University97
Bryan College-Dayton71
Bryant University90
Bryn Mawr College91
Bucknell University94
Buena Vista University69
Butler University91
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College88
CUNY Brooklyn College86
CUNY City College87
CUNY Hunter College87
CUNY Queens College84
California Institute of Technology97
California Lutheran University85
California Maritime Academy82
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo92
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona90
Calvin College87
Canisius College80
Capital University74
Cardinal Stritch University71
Carleton College96
Carnegie Mellon University94
Carroll College81
Carroll University76
Carson-Newman University69
Carthage College78
Case Western Reserve University94
Catholic University of America83
Cedarville University85
Centenary College of Louisiana76
Central College83
Central Michigan University77
Centre College90
Champlain College79
Chapman University91
Christian Brothers University78
Christopher Newport University84
Citadel Military College of South Carolina85
Claremont McKenna College96
Clark University89
Clarke University76
Clarkson College
Clarkson University87
Clemson University92
Coe College79
Colby College93
Colgate University93
College of Charleston83
College of Saint Benedict89
College of William and Mary96
College of the Atlantic81
College of the Holy Cross95
College of the Ozarks86
Colorado Christian University69
Colorado College96
Colorado School of Mines92
Colorado State University-Fort Collins86
Columbia College64
Columbia University in the City of New York97
Concordia College at Moorhead84
Concordia University-Chicago67
Concordia University-Irvine76
Concordia University-Nebraska76
Concordia University-Texas48
Concordia University-Wisconsin71
Connecticut College88
Converse College73
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art96
Corban University77
Cornell College83
Cornell University97
Covenant College85
Creighton University91
D'Youville College79
Dartmouth College98
Davidson College96
DePaul University85
DePauw University92
DeSales University85
Denison University89
Dickinson College90
Doane College-Crete78
Dominican University82
Dominican University of California86
Dordt College80
Drake University88
Drew University76
Drexel University86
Drury University84
Duke University97
Duquesne University88
Earlham College88
East Carolina University81
Eastern Connecticut State University78
Eckerd College83
Edgewood College82
Elizabethtown College82
Elmhurst College78
Elmira College74
Elon University90
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach78
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott83
Emerson College88
Emmanuel College81
Emory University94
Endicott College81
Fairfield University87
Flagler College-St Augustine67
Florida Atlantic University77
Florida Gulf Coast University77
Florida Institute of Technology80
Florida International University84
Florida Southern College78
Florida State University92
Fontbonne University79
Fordham University91
Fort Lewis College65
Franciscan University of Steubenville86
Franklin and Marshall College92
Freed-Hardeman University78
Furman University87
Gannon University79
Geneva College77
George Fox University83
George Mason University87
George Washington University92
Georgetown College76
Georgetown University96
Georgia College and State University85
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus96
Georgia Southern University80
Georgia State University82
Gettysburg College88
Gonzaga University94
Gordon College83
Goshen College77
Goucher College85
Grace College and Theological Seminary77
Grand Valley State University82
Grinnell College93
Grove City College88
Guilford College72
Gustavus Adolphus College92
Hamilton College94
Hamline University81
Hampden-Sydney College78
Hampshire College81
Hanover College81
Hardin-Simmons University63
Harding University82
Hartwick College72
Harvard University97
Harvey Mudd College99
Hastings College66
Haverford College98
Hendrix College88
High Point University75
Hobart William Smith Colleges88
Hofstra University78
Hollins University67
Hood College78
Hope College88
Houghton College88
Houston Baptist University63
Howard University82
Huntington University79
Illinois Institute of Technology86
Illinois State University82
Illinois Wesleyan University88
Indiana University-Bloomington90
Indiana Wesleyan University78
Iona College83
Iowa State University87
Ithaca College88
James Madison University92
John Brown University82
John Carroll University88
Johns Hopkins University97
Juniata College88
Kalamazoo College92
Kansas Wesleyan University62
Kennesaw State University76
Kenyon College96
Kettering University92
King University69
Knox College88
Lafayette College91
Lake Forest College82
Lawrence Technological University82
Lawrence University88
Le Moyne College88
LeTourneau University77
Lebanon Valley College83
Lee University77
Lehigh University94
Lesley University79
Lewis & Clark College86
Lewis University82
Limestone College58
Lindenwood University71
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus80
Lipscomb University77
Loras College81
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College82
Louisiana Tech University79
Loyola Marymount University91
Loyola University Chicago85
Loyola University Maryland87
Loyola University New Orleans80
Luther College87
Lycoming College79
Lyon College70
Macalester College95
Maine Maritime Academy75
Manhattan College88
Manhattanville College75
Marietta College72
Marist College90
Marlboro College82
Marquette University91
Marshall University69
Marymount Manhattan College66
Marymount University72
Maryville College72
Maryville University of Saint Louis87
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts79
Massachusetts Institute of Technology98
Massachusetts Maritime Academy85
McDaniel College84
McKendree University75
Mercer University82
Mercyhurst University80
Meredith College72
Messiah College87
Miami University-Oxford90
Michigan State University91
Michigan Technological University82
Middlebury College95
Milligan College87
Millikin University77
Mills College81
Millsaps College75
Milwaukee School of Engineering83
Minnesota State University-Moorhead68
Misericordia University81
Mississippi College68
Mississippi State University79
Missouri State University-Springfield75
Missouri University of Science and Technology83
Molloy College89
Monmouth College76
Monmouth University80
Montana State University76
Montana Tech of the University of Montana69
Morningside College73
Mount Holyoke College89
Mount Marty College67
Mount Mercy University82
Mount Saint Mary College70
Mount Vernon Nazarene University73
Muhlenberg College91
Nazareth College79
Nebraska Wesleyan University78
New College of Florida81
New Jersey Institute of Technology86
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology77
New York Institute of Technology72
New York University92
Newman University73
Niagara University81
Nicholls State University68
North Carolina State University at Raleigh93
North Central College79
North Dakota State University-Main Campus78
Northeastern University96
Northern Arizona University72
Northland College68
Northwest Missouri State University66
Northwest Nazarene University76
Northwestern College79
Northwestern University98
Norwich University75
Notre Dame of Maryland University72
Nova Southeastern University71
Oakland University78
Oberlin College93
Occidental College93
Oglethorpe University79
Ohio Dominican University66
Ohio Northern University84
Ohio State University-Main Campus92
Ohio University-Main Campus79
Ohio Wesleyan University80
Oklahoma Baptist University74
Oklahoma Christian University85
Oklahoma City University81
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus79
Olivet Nazarene University75
Oral Roberts University81
Oregon Institute of Technology74
Oregon State University84
Otterbein University76
Ouachita Baptist University76
Pace University-New York76
Pacific Lutheran University82
Pacific University79
Palm Beach Atlantic University73
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus92
Pepperdine University92
Philadelphia University75
Pitzer College91
Point Loma Nazarene University89
Polytechnic Institute of New York University88
Pomona College97
Presbyterian College80
Prescott College73
Princeton University98
Principia College87
Providence College91
Purdue University-Main Campus91
Queens University of Charlotte70
Quincy University67
Quinnipiac University85
Ramapo College of New Jersey87
Randolph College75
Randolph-Macon College77
Reed College94
Regis University82
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute94
Rhodes College93
Rice University98
Ripon College86
Roanoke College80
Robert Morris University81
Roberts Wesleyan College86
Rochester Institute of Technology87
Rockhurst University87
Rollins College83
Rowan University84
Rutgers University-New Brunswick91
SUNY College at Brockport81
SUNY College at Cortland83
SUNY College at Geneseo90
SUNY College at Oswego78
SUNY College at Plattsburgh84
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry86
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome84
SUNY Maritime College79
SUNY Oneonta87
SUNY at Albany81
SUNY at Binghamton91
SUNY at Fredonia78
SUNY at Purchase College82
Saint Ambrose University80
Saint Anselm College85
Saint Edward's University83
Saint John Fisher College83
Saint Johns University86
Saint Joseph's College-New York84
Saint Joseph's University89
Saint Mary's College88
Saint Mary's College of California90
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota79
Saint Michael's College88
Saint Norbert College81
Saint Vincent College85
Salem College80
Salisbury University80
Salve Regina University79
Samford University87
San Diego State University88
Santa Clara University95
Sarah Lawrence College83
Scripps College93
Seattle Pacific University85
Seattle University86
Seton Hall University83
Sewanee-The University of the South91
Shimer College86
Siena College86
Simmons College86
Simpson College79
Simpson University81
Skidmore College93
Smith College94
South Dakota State University76
Southeast Missouri State University73
Southern Adventist University77
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville69
Southern Methodist University89
Southern Polytechnic State University72
Southern Utah University65
Southwest Baptist University64
Southwestern College66
Southwestern University87
Spelman College88
Spring Arbor University76
Spring Hill College76
Springfield College84
St Catherine University79
St John's College89
St John's College79
St John's University-New York80
St Lawrence University90
St Mary's College of Maryland90
St Mary's University73
St Olaf College94
Stanford University99
State University of New York at New Paltz87
Stetson University78
Stevens Institute of Technology96
Stonehill College87
Stony Brook University90
Suffolk University75
Susquehanna University84
Swarthmore College96
Sweet Briar College69
Syracuse University92
Taylor University89
Temple University89
Tennessee Technological University75
Texas A & M University-College Station91
Texas Christian University90
Texas Lutheran University70
Texas State University77
Texas Tech University82
The College of Idaho88
The College of New Jersey93
The College of New Rochelle62
The College of Saint Scholastica84
The College of Wooster87
The Evergreen State College74
The Master's College and Seminary81
The New School83
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey87
The University of Alabama87
The University of Findlay76
The University of Montana73
The University of Tampa75
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga69
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville86
The University of Tennessee-Martin70
The University of Texas at Austin94
The University of Texas at Dallas88
The University of West Florida70
Thomas Aquinas College87
Thomas More College60
Touro College46
Towson University86
Transylvania University87
Trine University74
Trinity Christian College74
Trinity College91
Trinity International University-Illinois69
Trinity University96
Truman State University87
Tufts University96
Tulane University of Louisiana90
Union College92
Union University94
United States Air Force Academy89
United States Coast Guard Academy94
United States Merchant Marine Academy97
United States Military Academy96
United States Naval Academy98
University of Alabama at Birmingham80
University of Alabama in Huntsville81
University of Arizona81
University of Arkansas82
University of California-Berkeley96
University of California-Davis93
University of California-Irvine92
University of California-Los Angeles96
University of California-Riverside89
University of California-San Diego94
University of California-Santa Barbara92
University of California-Santa Cruz89
University of Central Arkansas70
University of Central Florida87
University of Central Oklahoma65
University of Chicago99
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus85
University of Colorado Boulder85
University of Colorado Colorado Springs71
University of Colorado Denver75
University of Connecticut94
University of Dallas77
University of Dayton89
University of Delaware92
University of Denver87
University of Detroit Mercy82
University of Evansville86
University of Florida96
University of Georgia94
University of Hartford73
University of Hawaii at Manoa78
University of Houston85
University of Idaho79
University of Illinois at Chicago80
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign93
University of Iowa86
University of Jamestown61
University of Kansas80
University of Kentucky83
University of La Verne88
University of Louisiana at Lafayette74
University of Louisiana at Monroe67
University of Louisville78
University of Maine81
University of Mary71
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor66
University of Mary Washington80
University of Maryland-Baltimore County87
University of Maryland-College Park95
University of Massachusetts-Amherst89
University of Massachusetts-Boston77
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth76
University of Massachusetts-Lowell84
University of Miami91
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor97
University of Michigan-Dearborn84
University of Minnesota-Duluth75
University of Minnesota-Morris87
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities90
University of Mississippi86
University of Missouri-Columbia84
University of Missouri-Kansas City73
University of Missouri-St Louis75
University of Mobile77
University of Montevallo74
University of Mount Union74
University of Nebraska at Kearney76
University of Nebraska at Omaha75
University of Nebraska-Lincoln84
University of New England74
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus86
University of New Haven76
University of New Orleans67
University of North Carolina Wilmington86
University of North Carolina at Asheville80
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill96
University of North Carolina at Charlotte80
University of North Carolina at Greensboro74
University of North Dakota75
University of North Florida82
University of North Texas75
University of Northern Colorado66
University of Northern Iowa83
University of Northwestern-St Paul79
University of Notre Dame99
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus84
University of Oregon87
University of Pennsylvania98
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg83
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus91
University of Portland90
University of Puget Sound87
University of Redlands88
University of Rhode Island81
University of Richmond94
University of Rochester96
University of San Diego90
University of San Francisco86
University of Scranton90
University of Sioux Falls66
University of South Carolina-Columbia87
University of South Dakota76
University of South Florida-Main Campus89
University of Southern California96
University of Southern Maine67
University of Southern Mississippi72
University of St Francis79
University of St Thomas77
University of St Thomas88
University of Tulsa90
University of Utah88
University of Vermont86
University of Virginia-Main Campus97
University of Washington-Seattle Campus93
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire82
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay72
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse87
University of Wisconsin-Madison95
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point79
University of Wisconsin-Stout73
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater77
University of Wyoming74
University of the Ozarks69
University of the Pacific87
Ursinus College89
Valdosta State University69
Valparaiso University86
Vanderbilt University97
Vassar College96
Villanova University94
Virginia Commonwealth University87
Virginia Military Institute84
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University91
Viterbo University81
Wabash College85
Wagner College88
Wake Forest University93
Walsh University73
Warren Wilson College69
Wartburg College81
Washington & Jefferson College86
Washington College81
Washington University in St Louis96
Washington and Lee University97
Waynesburg University81
Webster University81
Wellesley College97
Wells College73
Wentworth Institute of Technology79
Wesleyan University95
West Chester University of Pennsylvania87
West Virginia University77
West Virginia Wesleyan College65
Western Carolina University79
Western New England University75
Western Washington University83
Westminster College78
Westminster College86
Westminster College75
Westmont College85
Wheaton College94
Wheaton College86
Wheeling Jesuit University67
Whitman College94
Whittier College83
Wichita State University74
Widener University-Main Campus75
Willamette University86
William Jewell College76
Williams College98
Winona State University78
Wisconsin Lutheran College82
Wittenberg University74
Wofford College89
Worcester Polytechnic Institute96
Worcester State University80
Xavier University83
Xavier University of Louisiana72
Yale University99
Yeshiva University93
York College Pennsylvania75
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