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Table 9-1
First-Year Retention Rates of Freshmen
2014 - 2018 Cohorts

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20142015201620172018

Number in Original Cohort2,5402,5172,4512,5382,570

Percent Returned, 1st Year83.8%85.1%83.6%85.9%0.0%

Race/Ethnicity*
African American79.0%75.7%79.9%81.8%0.0%
Asian-Pacific92.5%91.0%88.4%90.9%0.0%
Hispanic79.4%80.7%78.2%83.9%0.0%
Multiracial76.7%81.2%81.6%83.8%0.0%
White84.6%87.0%85.4%87.2%0.0%
Other/Unknown86.1%85.4%82.2%78.2%0.0%

Gender
Male84.4%86.0%82.3%84.3%0.0%
Female83.3%84.5%84.5%87.2%0.0%

Race/Ethnicity* and Gender
African American Male82.0%73.5%77.0%80.8%0.0%
African American Female77.4%77.1%81.9%82.5%0.0%
Asian-Pacific Male93.3%93.9%86.0%90.3%0.0%
Asian-Pacific Female91.7%88.0%90.6%91.5%0.0%
Hispanic Male77.6%81.4%77.4%78.3%0.0%
Hispanic Female80.6%80.2%78.7%88.1%0.0%
Multiracial Male68.6%83.3%86.5%82.1%0.0%
Multiracial Female81.8%80.0%79.2%84.7%0.0%
White Male86.3%87.9%84.0%86.8%0.0%
White Female83.4%86.4%86.5%87.5%0.0%
Other/Unknown Male80.0%83.6%79.7%76.3%0.0%
Other/Unknown Female93.5%87.1%84.6%80.0%0.0%

Geographic Origin**
Suburban86.5%86.7%86.0%87.5%0.0%
Chicago83.8%83.0%78.2%79.8%0.0%
Elsewhere in Illinois83.6%86.7%79.3%91.5%0.0%
Out of State/Country80.5%84.5%83.5%86.7%0.0%
Unknown85.7%84.6%75.0%100.0%

College
Business85.0%85.3%84.9%85.7%0.0%
Communication83.4%83.4%87.4%90.9%0.0%
Computing & Digital Media85.8%89.3%85.0%86.0%0.0%
Education87.6%87.3%82.9%90.9%0.0%
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences82.7%85.4%79.7%85.8%0.0%
Music93.8%88.1%84.1%92.4%0.0%
Science & Health79.6%80.2%80.9%80.8%0.0%
Theatre86.8%87.1%89.2%96.2%0.0%

*   Asian-Pacific category includes Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. The Other/Unknown category includes Nonresident alien, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Unknown.
** Geographic Origin based on parent residence. Out-of-State includes Out-of-Country.

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