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Table 9-5
Transfer First-Year Retention Rates
2014 - 2018 Cohorts

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20142015201620172018

Number in Original Cohort 2,4652,4372,1191,9181,881

Percent Returned, 1st Year79.5%79.4%78.1%78.4%80.1%

Race/Ethnicity*
African American63.4%65.1%58.0%60.9%59.6%
Asian-Pacific83.9%86.1%91.0%85.1%87.1%
Hispanic75.4%78.5%75.3%74.9%75.6%
Multiracial76.8%74.4%77.8%75.0%83.3%
White83.9%82.3%80.2%82.5%84.9%
Other/Unknown84.2%77.7%85.2%80.5%82.6%

Gender
Male81.0%81.1%79.8%81.1%81.2%
Female77.9%77.4%76.0%75.5%78.8%

Race/Ethnicity* and Gender
African American Male68.1%72.6%61.9%62.3%65.2%
African American Female60.2%59.6%55.1%60.0%55.5%
Asian-Pacific Male86.0%85.7%89.9%86.8%85.8%
Asian-Pacific Female81.4%86.7%92.6%82.4%89.0%
Hispanic Male75.3%78.2%74.8%78.8%75.2%
Hispanic Female75.4%78.9%75.8%71.2%75.9%
Multiracial Male81.8%71.8%74.2%90.0%82.9%
Multiracial Female72.7%76.9%81.3%65.6%83.7%
White Male84.6%83.1%81.9%81.7%85.1%
White Female83.1%81.3%77.9%83.5%84.7%
Other/Unknown Male81.6%81.3%86.1%89.0%83.6%
Other/Unknown Female87.7%73.3%84.0%66.7%81.0%

Geographic Origin**
Chicago71.4%72.4%69.6%72.9%70.6%
Elsewhere in Illinois82.4%87.7%73.3%74.5%86.4%
Out of State/Country83.5%79.4%78.4%71.8%83.7%
Suburban82.4%82.2%82.7%82.7%83.2%
Unknown85.5%87.0%92.3%100.0%100.0%

College
Business87.9%85.2%87.8%81.9%83.7%
Communication83.0%87.6%85.6%85.2%85.6%
Computing & Digital Media84.2%83.2%82.6%80.5%84.0%
Education79.8%80.9%74.7%83.3%83.1%
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences79.2%78.4%77.3%77.0%76.4%
Music91.7%100.0%100.0%87.5%100.0%
School of Cont & Prof Studies61.8%66.7%60.1%56.7%60.8%
Science & Health80.7%74.4%75.4%76.4%76.9%
Theatre100.0%100.0%66.7%90.9%100.0%

*   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 original residence. Out-of-State includes Out-of-Country.

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