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Table 346. Retention of first-time degree-seeking undergraduates at degree-granting institutions, by attendance status, control and level of institution, and percentage of applications accepted: 2006 to 2010
Control, level, and percent of applications accepted First-time degree-seekers (adjusted entry cohort),1  by entry year Students from adjusted cohort returning in the following year Percent of first-time undergraduates retained
2006 2007 2008 2009 2007 2008 2009 2010 2006 to 2007 2007 to 2008 2008 to 2009 2009 to 2010
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  Full-time student retention
All institutions 2,171,714 2,269,712 2,296,305 2,386,597 1,542,175 1,619,269 1,647,198 1,714,013 71.0 71.3 71.7 71.8
Public institutions 1,524,044 1,603,819 1,654,779 1,743,668 1,072,644 1,132,790 1,167,180 1,229,276 70.4 70.6 70.5 70.5
Not-for-profit institutions 466,139 477,369 476,153 478,708 369,084 375,721 378,111 381,423 79.2 78.7 79.4 79.7
For-profit institutions 181,531 188,524 165,373 164,221 100,447 110,758 101,907 103,314 55.3 58.8 61.6 62.9
                         
4-year institutions 1,458,731 1,505,161 1,511,976 1,465,669 1,115,529 1,152,921 1,176,973 1,153,975 76.5 76.6 77.8 78.7
                         
Public institutions 912,401 936,000 973,089 945,951 711,490 732,384 765,163 751,623 78.0 78.2 78.6 79.5
Open admissions 62,724 60,815 81,559 47,943 38,839 38,724 52,988 30,079 61.9 63.7 65.0 62.7
90 percent or more accepted 68,835 66,114 58,002 60,147 49,274 46,731 39,851 43,654 71.6 70.7 68.7 72.6
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 244,177 237,913 213,388 213,441 185,457 180,287 164,559 164,061 76.0 75.8 77.1 76.9
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 417,093 439,824 473,007 468,817 336,199 356,969 382,451 380,473 80.6 81.2 80.9 81.2
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 103,118 107,824 127,960 134,042 88,908 90,123 108,601 114,477 86.2 83.6 84.9 85.4
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 7,716 10,223 13,479 14,326 7,048 9,479 12,785 13,649 91.3 92.7 94.9 95.3
Information not available 8,738 13,287 5,694 7,235 5,765 10,071 3,928 5,230 66.0 75.8 69.0 72.3
                         
Not-for-profit institutions 457,566 468,955 468,220 470,748 363,760 370,740 373,352 376,726 79.5 79.1 79.7 80.0
Open admissions 26,679 26,571 24,220 22,613 16,116 15,227 16,499 14,349 60.4 57.3 68.1 63.5
90 percent or more accepted 13,684 16,008 16,738 15,066 9,549 11,249 11,899 10,898 69.8 70.3 71.1 72.3
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 102,218 93,360 81,056 80,332 78,495 71,066 61,725 62,246 76.8 76.1 76.2 77.5
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 190,079 196,121 210,894 218,136 148,781 152,948 164,566 170,310 78.3 78.0 78.0 78.1
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 93,560 100,121 98,546 98,239 81,880 86,755 84,760 84,926 87.5 86.7 86.0 86.4
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 26,696 28,631 32,190 32,980 25,639 27,621 30,570 31,790 96.0 96.5 95.0 96.4
Information not available 4,650 8,143 4,576 3,382 3,300 5,874 3,333 2,207 71.0 72.1 72.8 65.3
                         
For-profit institutions 88,764 100,206 70,667 48,970 40,279 49,797 38,458 25,626 45.4 49.7 54.4 52.3
Open admissions 45,273 46,801 20,894 16,997 18,735 22,723 12,459 9,329 41.4 48.6 59.6 54.9
90 percent or more accepted 6,285 5,347 4,632 3,713 3,454 2,764 2,465 1,301 55.0 51.7 53.2 35.0
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 3,703 6,157 6,384 3,224 2,081 3,129 3,085 1,549 56.2 50.8 48.3 48.0
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 12,845 19,724 8,874 15,929 6,536 10,249 5,602 8,243 50.9 52.0 63.1 51.7
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 18,142 18,118 28,288 6,098 8,036 8,672 14,094 3,423 44.3 47.9 49.8 56.1
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information not available 2,516 4,059 1,595 3,009 1,437 2,260 753 1,781 57.1 55.7 47.2 59.2
                         
2-year institutions 712,983 764,551 784,329 920,928 426,646 466,348 470,225 560,038 59.8 61.0 60.0 60.8
Public institutions 611,643 667,819 681,690 797,717 361,154 400,406 402,017 477,653 59.0 60.0 59.0 59.9
Not-for-profit institutions 8,573 8,414 7,933 7,960 5,324 4,981 4,759 4,697 62.1 59.2 60.0 59.0
For-profit institutions 92,767 88,318 94,706 115,251 60,168 60,961 63,449 77,688 64.9 69.0 67.0 67.4
  Part-time student retention
All institutions 463,234 532,827 519,619 551,181 191,586 219,857 210,836 231,593 41.4 41.3 40.6 42.0
Public institutions 419,006 475,209 477,242 502,825 171,746 194,321 192,225 211,093 41.0 40.9 40.3 42.0
Not-for-profit institutions 14,585 14,414 11,213 10,369 7,018 6,523 5,477 4,899 48.1 45.3 48.8 47.2
For-profit institutions 29,643 43,204 31,164 37,987 12,822 19,013 13,134 15,601 43.3 44.0 42.1 41.1
                         
4-year institutions 82,367 95,410 97,051 73,376 38,257 43,441 45,678 32,720 46.4 45.5 47.1 44.6
                         
Public institutions 48,353 48,190 63,932 34,504 23,631 23,006 31,910 17,240 48.9 47.7 49.9 50.0
Open admissions 20,223 20,645 38,295 9,470 8,298 9,122 17,982 3,852 41.0 44.2 47.0 40.7
90 percent or more accepted 3,745 3,450 2,707 3,735 1,909 1,667 1,205 1,861 51.0 48.3 44.5 49.8
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 8,969 8,145 7,476 6,504 4,196 3,818 3,872 3,277 46.8 46.9 51.8 50.4
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 11,599 12,236 11,969 11,496 6,766 6,245 6,649 6,131 58.3 51.0 55.6 53.3
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 3,373 3,023 3,084 3,125 2,223 1,866 1,992 2,023 65.9 61.7 64.6 64.7
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 65 44 42 44 50 34 34 35 76.9 77.3 81.0 79.5
Information not available 379 647 359 130 189 254 176 61 49.9 39.3 49.0 46.9
                         
Not-for-profit institutions 12,828 12,886 9,883 9,609 6,045 5,614 4,772 4,499 47.1 43.6 48.3 46.8
Open admissions 5,446 5,330 3,369 3,821 2,579 2,306 1,504 1,693 47.4 43.3 44.6 44.3
90 percent or more accepted 523 1,272 971 393 237 434 421 199 45.3 34.1 43.4 50.6
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 2,459 2,132 1,307 1,177 1,047 895 633 558 42.6 42.0 48.4 47.4
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 3,131 2,899 2,016 3,256 1,406 1,307 1,029 1,531 44.9 45.1 51.0 47.0
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 853 917 1,963 712 452 478 1,016 366 53.0 52.1 51.8 51.4
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 112 94 78 93 86 84 70 78 76.8 89.4 89.7 83.9
Information not available 304 242 179 157 238 110 99 74 78.3 45.5 55.3 47.1
                         
For-profit institutions 21,186 34,334 23,236 29,263 8,581 14,821 8,996 10,981 40.5 43.2 38.7 37.5
Open admissions 10,515 20,602 10,933 10,996 4,105 9,896 4,296 4,333 39.0 48.0 39.3 39.4
90 percent or more accepted 2,212 1,616 3,518 1,375 639 735 1,037 379 28.9 45.5 29.5 27.6
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 2,838 2,702 2,057 3,151 1,342 959 697 1,093 47.3 35.5 33.9 34.7
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 2,774 4,360 3,686 4,661 1,134 1,399 1,707 2,283 40.9 32.1 46.3 49.0
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 2,033 3,185 2,584 1,099 627 951 1,116 342 30.8 29.9 43.2 31.1
Less than 25.0 percent accepted 0 170 48 0 0 67 22 0 39.4 45.8
Information not available 814 1,699 410 7,981 734 814 121 2,551 90.2 47.9 29.5 32.0
                         
2-year institutions 380,867 437,417 422,568 477,805 153,329 176,416 165,158 198,873 40.3 40.3 39.1 41.6
Public institutions 370,653 427,019 413,310 468,321 148,115 171,315 160,315 193,853 40.0 40.1 38.8 41.4
Not-for-profit institutions 1,757 1,528 1,330 760 973 909 705 400 55.4 59.5 53.0 52.6
For-profit institutions 8,457 8,870 7,928 8,724 4,241 4,192 4,138 4,620 50.1 47.3 52.2 53.0
†Not applicable.    
1 Adjusted student counts exclude students who died or were totally and permanently disabled, served in the armed forces (including those called to active duty), served with a foreign aid service of the federal government (e.g., Peace Corps), or served on official church missions.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2008 and Spring 2010, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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