The improvement of UWG's first-year retention rates, progression rates toward graduation, and graduation rates for undergraduate students is an institutional strategic priority that is underscored by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents. Retention and graduation rates follow the federal government reporting methodology and represent the percentage of a Full-Time, First-Time-In-College undergraduate cohort (entering in fall term or summer continuing to fall) that is still enrolled or has graduated from the same institution in the following fall term.  Rates have been revised to match USG BOR rates.

UWG Retention Rates (Each Fall Cohort) 

Semester

 First Year 

 Second Year 

 Third Year 

 Fourth Year 

 Fall 2005 1653 70.36% 55.72% 48.94%
Fall 2006 1700 72.82% 53.94% 47.53%
 Fall 2007 1793 75.01% 57.00% 51.98%
Fall 2008 2007 73.29% 56.10% 50.52%
Fall 2009 1909 73.18% 57.62%  48.40%
Fall 2010 1844 73.70% 57.59% 48.43%
Fall 2011 1924 71.05% 56.03% 49.64%
Fall 2012 2012 71.77% 57.01% 49.90%
Fall 2013 2198 74.11% 59.14%  
Fall 2014 2167 72.54%    
  • Semester


     First Year 


     Second Year 


     Third Year 


     Fourth Year 


  •  Fall 2005
    1653
    70.36%
    55.72%
    48.94%

  • Fall 2006
    1700
    72.82%
    53.94%
    47.53%

  •  Fall 2007
    1793
    75.01%
    57.00%
    51.98%

  • Fall 2008
    2007
    73.29%
    56.10%
    50.52%

  • Fall 2009
    1909
    73.18%
    57.62% 
    48.40%

  • Fall 2010
    1844
    73.70%
    57.59%
    48.43%

  • Fall 2011
    1924
    71.05%
    56.03%
    49.64%

  • Fall 2012
    2012
    71.77%
    57.01%
    49.90%

  • Fall 2013
    2198
    74.11%
    59.14%
     

  • Fall 2014
    2167
    72.54%
     
     

UWG Graduation Rates (Each Fall Cohort)

Semester

First Year

Fourth Year

Fifth Year

Sixth Year

Fall 2002 1625  10.89% 25.60% 31.57%
Fall 2003 1728 12.04% 29.34% 36.28%
Fall 2004 1701  11.64% 27.87% 34.51%
Fall 2005 1653 12.52% 29.76% 38.23%
Fall 2006 1700 14.59% 31.35% 36.35%
Fall 2007 1793 16.62% 35.75% 42.44%
Fall 2008 2007 15.74% 34.23% 40.56%
Fall 2009 1909 15.61% 32.90% 38.97%
Fall 2010 1844 16.76% 33.84%  
Fall 2011 1924 15.23%    
  • Semester


    First Year


    Fourth Year


    Fifth Year


    Sixth Year


  • Fall 2002
    1625 
    10.89%
    25.60%
    31.57%

  • Fall 2003
    1728
    12.04%
    29.34%
    36.28%

  • Fall 2004
    1701 
    11.64%
    27.87%
    34.51%

  • Fall 2005
    1653
    12.52%
    29.76%
    38.23%

  • Fall 2006
    1700
    14.59%
    31.35%
    36.35%

  • Fall 2007
    1793
    16.62%
    35.75%
    42.44%

  • Fall 2008
    2007
    15.74%
    34.23%
    40.56%

  • Fall 2009
    1909
    15.61%
    32.90%
    38.97%

  • Fall 2010
    1844
    16.76%
    33.84%
     

  • Fall 2011
    1924
    15.23%
     
     

The University of West Georgia also participates in the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), which is an alternative calculation of retention and graduation rates that provides a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries. For 2014-2015, UWG's alternative 6-year graduation rate is 52%. You can view UWG's SAM page by clicking on the logo below. 

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Disclaimer: It is important to note that the information on this web site may differ from data reported by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment to other federal, state, and regional agencies due to differences in reporting guidelines, reporting definitions, and the timing of when the information was prepared.