Community College Retention Rate
Why it Matters: This is the percent of students that were enrolled in the first fall term and are still enrolled in the next full academic term. Research has indicated that the first year is critical for all college students. For community colleges specifically, students are often lost after their first term. Therefore, fall to next term retention is the most relevant and useful indicator for community colleges.
Source: Michigan Community College Association
Updated annually in January
Note: At this time data is not available for all 28 community colleges. As the data become available the appropriate metrics will be updated.