Full-Time First-Time-in-College Student Retention Rate Milestone Reached

For the first time, the FTIC retention rate surpassed 90%, reaching 90.3%

Posted Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

The University of Central Florida is on a mission to help students succeed. For the first time in UCF history, the Summer/Fall full-time first-time-in-college student (FTIC) retention rate surpassed 90% and reached 90.3%. Retention is defined as the number of Summer/fall full-time first time in college students who register at UCF the following fall term.

Our goal is to reach 92% retention by 2020 (alongside a four-year graduation rate of 60%) in order to achieve key state metrics and meet State of Florida preeminence goals. Over the past two years collaborative and innovative efforts to address student needs through individual interventions and overarching process improvement resulted in an overall increase in FTIC retention from 88.8% (2015-2016).

Leadership from across the university, staff from Student Development and Enrollment Services, faculty and advisors from the academic colleges, and a number of campus partners contributed to these efforts. Pictured here, representatives from the Retention Team celebrate reaching 90.3%. Thank you to all faculty, staff, and campus partners that helped reach this milestone on our way to 92%!

Pictured (left to right): Tammie Nadeau, Dr. Stacey Malaret, Dr. Chanda Torres, Dr. Jessica Simmons, Dr. Delaine Priest, Stephen O’Connell, Dr. Maribeth Ehasz, Esther Wilkinson, Jacob Bonne, Wayne Jackson, Brian Boyd, Evana Krkljus, Dr. Karemah Manselle, Dr. April Hicks Konvalinka, Jeremy Jones


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