College Retention, Northern Kentucky University

The percent of students who are retained in college is calculated as the number of first-time, full-time students who return to college in the fall term of their second year. Research confirms that successful transition from the first year of college to the second year often dictates the long-term educational success of a student. 

What It Tells Us:

The retention rate for urban school graduates attending Northern Kentucky University from first to second year increased 4 percentage points over the previous year and 10 percentage points over the baseline year.

*This report is based on enrollment as reported to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Each semester's enrollment is based on a census date, which is the last day to add a class (the eighth calendar day of the semester).

Note: NKU's first-time, full-time cohorts include bachelors degree seeking and undecided students as reported in IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey.

Note: The urban schools included within the "First to Second Year College Retention Rate" indicator varied by year. In 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08, the urban schools included in this report include Newport High School, Holmes High School, Newport Central Catholic High School, and Holy Cross High School (Covington). In 2008-09 and 2009-10, the urban schools included Aiken Traditional High School, Clark Montessori School, Gilbert A Dater High School, Shroder Paideia Academy, Hughes Center, Robert A Taft High School, School Creative Performing Arts, Walnut Hills High School, Western Hills Traditional Hs, Withrow High School, Woodward High School, Virtual Hs Cincinnati Pub Sch, Withrow International High Sch, Western Hills University Hs, Aiken University High School, Aiken College and Career Hs, Woodward Career Technical Hs, Western Hills Design Tech Hs, Elder High School, McAuley High School, Archbishop McNicholas HS, Mother Of Mercy High School, Purcell Marian High School, Seton High School, Newport High School, Newport Catholic High School, Holmes High School, and Holy Cross High School.