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|
|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