Retention and graduation rates are calculated on groups of first-time, full-time freshmen who enter Monmouth in the fall semester. With rare exception, all first-time, freshmen entering Monmouth start as full-time students.
The retention rate is the percentage of a group of first-time, full-time freshmen entering in the fall of the year noted in the chart who enrolled the following fall semester. Monmouth's retention rate has improved over the decade and 83% of the first-time, full-time freshmen who entered in the fall of 2013 were enrolled at Monmouth in the fall of 2014.
The graduation rate indicates the percentage of a group of first-time, full-time freshmen who graduated by August 31 six years following their first fall semester. The graduation rate has risen over the past decade and 67% of the full-time freshmen who entered in the fall of 2008 graduated by August 31, 2014. Most of them finished within four (49%) or five (66%) years.
Over the past decade, with the exception of the group who entered in 2007, women have graduated at a higher rate than men. For the freshmen entering in 2008, 69% of the women graduated within 6 years compared to 65% of the men.
Graduation rates for the main race/ethnic groups at Monmouth have generally improved over the past decade as shown in the chart below. The rates often fluctuate sharply from one year to the next due to the relatively small sizes of some of the groups.
The final chart compares the six year graduation rates of students who received either Pell Grants or Direct Loans with students who received neither.