Staying Power

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Winter 2015

The University of Minnesota retained first-year students on the Twin Cities campus at a record rate of 92.6 percent in 2013-14, up 2.2 percent from the previous year. And for the first time, the first-year retention rate for students of color was slightly higher than the average, at 92.63 percent, up almost 3 percent from the previous year.

President Eric Kaler (Ph.D. ’82) attributed the increases to special courses and other programming to enhance students’ first-year experience; students living on campus and participating in living and learning communities; strong advising to keep students on track to timely graduation; and initiatives such as the U Promise Scholarship and Presidents Emerging Scholars.

MINNESOTA ALUMNI MAGAZINE, Winter2015

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