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Table 9-5
Transfer First-Year Retention Rates
2015 - 2019 Cohorts

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20152016201720182019

Number in Original Cohort 2,0801,7661,7771,7001,624

Percent Returned, 1st Year81.5%81.6%80.1%82.1%82.1%

Race/Ethnicity*
African American65.1%62.8%66.7%63.7%68.2%
Asian-Pacific86.6%91.1%86.1%88.4%86.8%
Hispanic81.4%78.1%75.7%77.4%79.1%
Multiracial79.7%83.0%77.8%87.1%80.6%
White83.5%83.3%83.4%85.8%84.4%
Other/Unknown80.1%85.2%81.5%85.1%82.6%

Gender
Male83.0%83.4%82.1%83.1%82.9%
Female79.7%79.5%77.7%81.0%81.1%

Race/Ethnicity* and Gender
African American Male70.5%67.7%65.7%68.9%65.5%
African American Female59.5%59.0%67.3%59.6%70.3%
Asian-Pacific Male86.8%89.6%87.4%86.3%88.4%
Asian-Pacific Female86.2%93.3%84.1%91.9%84.0%
Hispanic Male82.2%77.1%79.1%78.5%80.0%
Hispanic Female80.6%79.1%72.2%76.4%78.5%
Multiracial Male74.3%80.0%94.7%86.8%84.0%
Multiracial Female86.2%85.7%65.4%87.2%78.4%
White Male84.5%85.8%82.5%85.5%83.9%
White Female82.0%80.2%84.4%86.2%85.1%
Other/Unknown Male83.7%86.3%89.6%87.3%87.2%
Other/Unknown Female75.3%83.6%68.1%81.6%77.8%

Geographic Origin**
Chicago74.3%74.9%75.0%72.7%76.2%
Elsewhere in Illinois86.8%73.8%75.9%88.4%80.6%
Out of State/Country79.7%82.2%73.1%85.8%76.8%
Suburban84.5%84.4%84.0%84.7%85.7%
Unknown95.0%91.7%100.0%100.0%75.0%

College
Business85.0%87.6%81.9%83.7%87.1%
Communication87.6%85.6%85.2%85.6%81.6%
Computing & Digital Media83.2%82.6%80.2%84.0%81.7%
Education80.9%74.7%83.3%83.1%84.4%
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences78.4%77.3%77.0%76.4%75.3%
Music100.0%100.0%87.5%100.0%83.3%
Science & Health74.4%75.1%76.4%76.9%77.3%
Theatre100.0%66.7%90.9%100.0%88.9%

*   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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