Retention, Progression, and Graduation Rates/Degrees Awarded

Georgia Southern University has embraced the University System of Georgia, Board of Regents (USG-BOR) initiative to increase student success by boosting retention, progression and graduation (RPG) rates in the University System of Georgia. In order to help our campus community understand these RPG issues for Georgia Southern students, this site brings together various reports based on traditional definitions that are used within the USG-BOR assessments and nationally.

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Retention Rates
Progression Rates
Graduation/Degrees Awarded

aThese reports use the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Enrollment Cohort of First-time Freshmen defined as fall term, first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates. The cohort includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended first time in the prior summer term, and students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school). Students who graduated from high school within the same calendar year of the fall term are included even if they attended college before. Learning Support students have a remedial requirement (at matriculation) in either Reading, Math, or English, or are voluntarily taking Learning Support Classes. Other Race includes Asian, Hispanic, American Indian/Native, or Multiracial ethnicities. GPA (not included in Graduation Rates Reports) reflects average cumulative Grade Point Average as of official SIRS (Student Reporting Information System) enrollment. Enrollment is counted until first undergraduate level degree is granted by Georgia Southern University. Graduation from another USG (University System of Georgia) institution is not considered in these reports.

The data in these reports are based on official information extracted from the Banner Student Information System as of the University System of Georgia census dates. The Cohorts are from the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Fall Enrollment Reports. Fiscal Year (FY) is defined throughout this web site as summer semester through spring semester.

bThis report uses the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) First-time, Degree/Certificate-seeking, Transfer cohort. The cohort includes students who: (1) enrolled for the first time in the fall term; (2) enrolled in the fall term who attended first time in the prior summer term; and 3) entered the institution for the first time but are known to have previously attended a postsecondary institution at the undergraduate level.

Last updated: 11/20/2017

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