Retention rates represent the percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Fall and continue at that school the next Fall term. Fall-to-Fall retention rates are analyzed at the institutional-level as well as at the program-level. Retention rates are directly related to the Strategic Plan 2020 core commitment, student success. Students who are not retained are less likely to complete the required coursework to earn a credential and graduate from the institution.

Target Outcome: The fall-to-fall retention rate for first-time, first-year MGCCC students will meet or exceed the retention rate of the Mississippi public community college system and national average for two-year public community colleges. Additionally, the institution aims to achieve a minimum of a 65% fall-to-fall retention rate. (Data Source: State Report Card, IPEDS)

MGCCC Fall-to-Fall Retention Rates
Fall-to-Fall Retention Rates Fall 2012 to Fall 2013 Fall 2013 to Fall 2014 Fall 2014 to Fall 2015 Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 Fall 2016 to Fall 2017
 MGCCC 62.3 60.8  66.5  61.7  61.0
 MS Two Year CC System 58.8 58.7  59.2  59.4  *
National Two Year Public Institutions 59.3 60.2  60.9  62.0  62.1

* Pending release and publication of the State Report Card