Annual UCCS Retention Data

As a community of scholars, our goal is to see our students successfully earn a college degree. The reality is that many students will not earn a college degree and for the students that do, many have had to overcome significant obstacles in order to do so. In fact, many college students do not stay in college beyond their first semester or year due to economic, emotional, personal, and academic stuggles among other factors. This provides a challenge to universities. If students can't even make it through their freshman year of college, how can we expect they will persist to graduation?

The Office of Student Retention collaborates with faculty, staff, administrators, and students to find ways to keep students at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs throughout the first year and beyond. The data and information provided on this page shows the number of first-time freshmen that enroll in classes at UCCS one year after their intial term (i.e. students who began at UCCS in the fall 2008 and enrolled in classes fall 2009).

Annual Retention Reports:

Retention Report: Retention of Fall 2012 Freshmen

Retention Report: Retention of Fall 2011 Freshmen

Retention Report: Retention of Fall 2010 Freshmen

Retention Report: Retention of Fall 2009 Freshmen

Retention Report: Retention of Fall 2008 Freshmen

Summary of UCCS Retention

Entering Fall Cohort

N Retained* Retention Rate
2012 1447 1010 69.8%
2011 1352 886 65.8%
2010 1156 820 71.0%
2009 1097 738 67.3%
2008 1159 771 66.5%
2007 1013 712 70.3%
2006 995 672 67.5%
2005 1025 644 62.8%
2004 964 640 66.4%
2003 920 612 66.5%
2002 919 613 66.7%
2001 807 497 61.6%
2000 790 484 61.3%
1999 774 474 61.2%
1998 722 465 64.4%
1997 601 366 60.9%
1996 445 295 66.3%
1995 432 257 59.5%
1994 388 231 59.5%
1993 373 231 61.9%
*Enrolled in fall semester one year after initial term.
Includes part-time first-year students.