Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates

Below is the data for Kettering University's retention and graduation rates. The retention rate is the percentage of first-year undergraduate students who continue to the next year. Graduation rates are the calculated percentages of students who graduate or complete their program within a specified time frame.

First Time, Full-Time Cohorts: Retention Patterns by Year 1999 - 2018

Entering Year Number Enrolled % Enrolled 2nd Year % Enrolled 3rd Year % Enrolled 4th Year % Enrolled 5th Year % Enrolled 6th Year % Enrolled 7th Year % Enrolled 8th Year
1999 523 85.9 78.0 75.7 66.2 10.5 2.3 2.7
2000 614 87.0 77.0 73.6 58.6 10.7 4.7 2.3
2001 593 80.9 70.8 68.1 52.1 15.9 5.7 2.2
2002 435 88.3 78.6 74.3 56.6 14.9 4.1 1.4
2003 559 85.0 74.1 68.7 52.4 14.8 5.4 2.0
2004 559 86.6 71.7 67.4 50.8 13.4 2.1 0.7
2005 488 89.5 78.9 74.0 53.3 12.5 2.5 1.0
2006 397 85.1 77.3 72.0 49.4 9.3 3.3 1.8
2007 385 94.3 85.5 82.9 49.9 8.6 2.1 1.0
2008 441 86.2 78.5 76.2 43.5 6.3 1.6 0.7
2009 439 89.1 82.2 77.4 46.7 7.5 1.1 0.5
2010 277 88.8 80.9 73.6 45.1 7.9 1.4 0.7
2011 329 91.8 83.6 78.1 48.3 4.0 0.9 0.6
2012 372 91.9 84.4 79.3 51.3 8.1 1.3 0.3
2013 376 91.5 83.2 78.7 43.9 4.3 2.1 --
2014 364 92.6 87.6 84.3 53.6 6.3 -- --
2015 434 95.2 87.3 85.3 50.0 -- -- --
2016 363 93.1 88.2 83.7 -- -- -- --
2017 371 91.4 83.6          
2018 363 90.4            
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AVERAGE 434 89.2 80.6 76.3 51.3 9.7 2.7 1.3

Note that 2nd year, 3rd year, etc. indicates the student is enrolled, but does not mean they have progressed to the next class level (i.e., students who are enrolled during their 3rd year may still be sophomores).

Source:Kettering University's Banner Student Database.
Office of Institutional Research
UPDATED October 2019


First-Time, Full-Time Cohorts: Graduation Patterns by Year 2000 - 2015

Year Number Enrolled % Graduated by 4th Year % Graduated by 5th Year % Graduated by 6th Year % Graduated by 7th Year % Graduated by 8th Year
2000 614 7.2 51.0 61.7 63.7 65.8
2001 593 5.6 45.9 54.8 57.3 59.2
2002 435 6.9 50.3 60.7 63.0 65.3
2003 559 7.9 44.2 56.2 58.9 60.3
2004 559 5.2 46.0 57.1 59.9 60.6
2005 488 10.5 46.9 57.8 61.1 62.7
2006 397 10.1 45.1 54.7 56.2 59.2
2007 385 11.4 51.7 61.6 65.7 69.6
2008 441 11.8 46.5 57.1 61.0 62.8
2009 439 7.3 43.1 53.8 59.7 61.3
2010 277 8.7 39.7 52.3 57.0 -60.6-
2011 329 9.4 50.2 61.1 63.5 66.6
2012 372 8.1 48.1 62.6 69.1 --
2013 376 8.0 51.3 63.3 -- --
2014 364 10.2 52.2 -- -- --
2015 434 10.1        
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AVERAGE 441 8.6 47.5 58.2 61.2 62.8


Includes graduates through spring term of year indicated.

Source: Kettering University Banner Student Database.
Office of Institutional Research
UPDATED August 2019