Retention and Graduation Trends at the Main Campus

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Description:Trends in retention and graduation rates across multiple fall cohorts of new freshmen and new transfers at the main campus. Retention and graduation rates for specific sub-populations of students can be generated using the filters in the dashboard.

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Production Schedule:Each Fall
Data Source:UWM Data Warehouse
Change Log:2/14/2024: Updated to include a Wisconsin Public High School District filter.

1/5/2024: Updated to reflect corrected race/ethnicity data in PAWS.

12/7/2023: Added two new filters for New Transfer students: (1) Previous College Name, (2) Associate Degree from Previous College Prior to Transfer.

10/23/2023: Updated to reflect 2030 realignment. Updated with Fall 2022 cohorts of New Freshmen and New Transfer students. Modified logic for calculating graduation rates so that students who complete a credential at UWM prior to their bachelor's degree have their bachelor's degree counted in the rates.

4/4/2023: Updated logic used for High School GPA filter so that the underlying GPAs are rounded to two decimal places.

12/19/2022: On rare occasions, students are reported as “New Transfers” after completing their bachelor’s degree at UWM. The dashboard was revised to exclude a student with this circumstance from the Fall 2021 New Transfer cohort.

10/18/2022: Dashboard updated with information for Fall 2022. By default, Undergraduate career New Freshmen cohorts are now reported until users select other filters because these are the standard bachelor-seeking cohorts used when reporting retention & graduation rates.

10/15/2021: Dashboard updated with information for Fall 2021.

1/15/2021: Addressed a technical issue that prevented some rates from being reported as percentages.