Retention Rate

Freshman Retained to Second Year: 1994 through 2013
Fall to Fall; All First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen

Regarding Retention Rates

Retention rates are calculated for all first-time, full-time freshmen students enrolled in the fall term ("cohort year") who return the following fall term. Savannah State University retention numbers are available beginning with the Fall 2013 cohort.

The University System of Georgia tracks both freshmen matriculating in and retained by their freshman institution ("SSU retained") and those matriculating in an institution and transferring to somewhere within the University System of Georgia ("USG retained"). The difference between institution retained and system retained is greater for smaller institutions offering fewer majors as successful students may transfer from their original institution seeking curriculum offered elsewhere.


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Fall-to-Fall One-Year Freshman Retention
2012 - Present
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Freshmen 1025 1261 1195 1119 Report in Fall 2017
SSU Retained (N) 724 844 744 667
SSU Retained (%) 70.6% 66.9% 62.3% 59.6%
USG Retained (N) 799 957 853 747
USG Retained (%) 78.0% 75.9% 71.4% 66.8%
Fall-to-Fall One-Year Freshman Retention
2002 - 2011
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Total Freshmen 496 607 568 806 697 610 905 866 953 1185
SSU Retained (N) 392 429 398 581 517 444 651 621 673 851
SSU Retained (%) 79.0% 70.7% 70.1% 72.1% 74.2% 72.8% 71.9% 71.7% 70.6% 71.8%
USG Retained (N) 421 468 453 642 553 485 714 690 739 933
USG Retained (%) 84.9% 77.1% 79.8% 79.7% 79.3% 79.5% 78.9% 79.7% 77.5% 78.7%
 
Fall-to-Fall One-Year Freshman Retention
1992 - 2001
  1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Total Freshmen   703 655 625 477 455 351 281 370 440
SSU Retained (N)   428 386 342 309 249 231 193 265 335
SSU Retained (%) 61.90% 60.9% 58.9% 54.7% 64.8% 54.7% 65.8% 68.7% 71.6% 76.1%
USG Retained (N)   468 424 403 342 267 248 204 281 354
USG Retained (%) 69.90% 66.6% 64.7% 64.5% 71.7% 58.7% 70.7% 72.6% 75.9% 80.5%