A recent review of preliminary data compiled by Roosevelt University's Office of Institutional Research reveals that the College of Education has made some significant strides in improving its retention of full-time students over the last four years.
According to the data, the retention rate for freshmen was 70.5% in 2015-2016, an increase of 8% since 2010-2011.
The retention rate for transfer students was even higher, coming in at 87% in 2015-2016, another increase of 8% since 2010-2011.
Finally, the retention rate for graduate students was 93.1% in 2015-2016, an increase of almost 12% since 2010-2011.
The assessment data show that the retention rates have been especially strong over the last four years, with a clear upward trend starting in 2012-2013. In almost every category and year since 2012-2013, the retention rates in the College of Education have outpaced the overall rates for the university. In 2015-2016, the College of Education had the highest retention rate in the university in the category of full-time freshmen, and was a close second to the Chicago College of Performing Arts in the other two categories.