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Retention, Persistence, Completion

Retention, Persistence, Completion
        Completion
Year New Enrollment Retention Persistence PhD Masters All Degrees
2012 9 9 100% 8 88.9% 4 50% 1 12.5% 5 62.5%
2013 5 5 100% 5 100%     1   1  
2014 11 10 90.9% 10 100%            
2015 8 7 87.5% 7 100%            
2016 8 7 87.5%                
2017 8 8 100%                
2018 6                    
2019                      
Total 55 46 93.9% 30 96.8% 4   2   6 20%

 

Retention is defined as the percentage of first-year predoctoral researchers who have been accepted into a thesis lab and have successfully completed their first year.

Persistence is defined as the percentage of predoctoral researchers who have been retained and have successfully completed their third year and have moved to their fourth year. Third year is typically when the qualifying assessment is completed thus giving the predoctoral researchers a plan for completion. 

Completion is defined as the number of predoctoral researchers who persisted and graduate with either a PhD or Master’s degree.

* Persistence has not been measured as of Fall 2018 for these groups.