Retention, Progression and Completion Studies

Below are links to selected studies on student retention, progression and graduation rates. Included are investigative studies pertaining to student success, the institution's Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) surveys, and studies that employ National Student Clearinghouse data to track UNLV students who attend other institutions. Retention and graduation summary trend tables are available here.

Campus Retention, Progression and Completion (RPC) Initiatives
Retention, Progression and Graduation Rates by College - Self Assessment for Noel-Levitz RPC Workshop, May 2013
Retention Summary Points - Report to Faculty Committee on Retention, February 2009


Risk Factors and Student Success
Comparing Retention and Graduation Rates of Honors College Students with Other High Achieving Students, January 2017
Retention of New Freshmen Who Are First-generation College Students, September 2011
Preliminary Analysis of Application Date and High School GPA as Risk Factors in Student Performance, June 2011
Retention of New Freshmen: Alternate vs. Regular Criteria Admits, December 2010
Improving Student Success of First-time, Full-time Freshmen: Indicators for Intervention, March 2006


Progression Studies
Pass Rates of 100- and 200-Level Courses, October 2013
Progression of Entering Freshmen by Standing, December 2008
Continuation Rates of First-time, Full-time Freshmen: Six-year Graduates vs. Non-graduates, August 2007


Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange
UNLV participated in the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) each year through Fall 2013. The main CSRDE survey presents institution-wide retention and graduation rates of first-time, full-time, baccalaureate degree-seeking freshmen, by gender and race/ethnicity. Institutional characteristics are also collected, to assist with the identification of peer institutions.

Fall 2013 CSRDE Survey
Fall 2012 CSRDE Survey
Fall 2011 CSRDE Survey
Fall 2010 CSRDE Survey
Fall 2009 CSRDE Survey
Fall 2008 CSRDE Survey
Fall 2007 CSRDE Survey


UNLV Students Attending Other Institutions
The studies linked below employ National Student Clearinghouse data to track students who begin their studies at UNLV, and subsequently enroll at other institutions.

Going on to Graduate School? Using National Student Clearinghouse Data to Track Students Who Graduate from UNLV, November 2008
Six-year Educational Outcomes of New Freshmen, Fall 2000 to Fall 2002 Cohorts, October 2008
Where Do They Go from Here? Using National Student Clearinghouse Data to Track Students Who Leave UNLV, February 2008