Columbus State University Print Logo

CSU System-Wide Retention Rate Targets

Note: Retention rate targets are for first-time full-time undergraduate student cohorts enrolled fall semester who entered CSU in the fall or the preceding summer term.

Disaggregated Category 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Total Cohort 76.0 76.5 77.0 78.0 79.0 80.0






Female





African-American 79.0 79.5 80.0 81.0 81.5 82.0
White 78.0 78.5 79.0 79.5 80.0 80.5
Other 82.0 81.5 82.0 82.0 82.5 83.0
Sub-Total 79.0 79.5 80.0 80.5 81.0 81.5
Male
African-American 64.0 66.0 67.0 68.5 70.0 72.0
White 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.5 77.0 77.5
Other 71.0 71.0 71.5 72.0 72.5 73.0
Sub-Total 72.0 72.5 73.0 73.5 75.0 76.5
Combined
African-American 74.0 75.0 76.0 77.0 78.5 80.5
White 77.0 77.5 78.0 79.0 79.5 80.0
Other 77.0 76.5 77.0 77.0 77.5 78.0
Total 76.0 76.5 77.0 78.0 79.0 80.0

Non-Learning Support 78.0 78.5 79.0 80.0 81.0 82.0
Learning Support 67.0 67.5 68.0 68.0 68.5 69.0
Total 76.0 76.5 77.0 78.0 79.0 80.0
Traditional 77.0 77.5 78.0 79.0 80.0 81.0
Non-Traditional 60.0 60.0 60.5 61.0 61.5 62.0
Total 76.0 76.5 77.0 78.0 79.0 80.0

Rationale: Trend analysis indicates that system-wide retention rates for CSU have been consistently 6% (+/-1%) above the institution-specific retention rates for all disaggregated categories during the previous five years. There is no data or other information available to suggest that this trend will not continue.