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The Retention committee was charged with evaluating what it would take to:

  • Improve our full-time, first-time undergraduate retention rate to 93%, the midpoint between the rate of our aspirational peers and our admissions peers.
  • Improve the retention rate for other cohorts – transfer, graduate, and online – by five percentage points.

Recent changes and reorganizations have already resulted in a sharp improvement in the retention rates for our undergraduate population. The retention committee is tasked with better understanding this improvement and building on it by extending our efforts to other student cohorts (graduate, transfer, online).

The group is conducting a full inventory and assessment of the large number of retention efforts currently underway at Drexel, consulting with stakeholders for each, and will be making recommendations for where and how to focus future efforts.