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. Entering cohorts have been revised from previously generated files to exactly match USG BOR determined cohorts.

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% 51.77% 
Fall 2014 2167 72.54% 57.91%   
Fall 2015 2343 72.34%    
  • 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%
    51.77% 

  • Fall 2014
    2167
    72.54%
    57.91% 
     

  • Fall 2015
    2343
    72.34%
     
     

 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% 41.21% 
Fall 2011 1924 15.23% 33.73%  40.44%
Fall 2012 2012 19.48% 37.08%   
Fall 2013 2198 21.29%    
  •  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%
    41.21% 

  • Fall 2011
    1924
    15.23%
    33.73% 
    40.44%

  • Fall 2012
    2012
    19.48%
    37.08% 
     

  • Fall 2013
    2198
    21.29%
     
     

 

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In accordance with accreditation requirements, UWG also participates in an alternative calculation of retention and graduation rates, the Student Achievement Measure (SAM). The SAM provides a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and states. For 2015-2016, UWG's alternative 6-year graduation rate is 57% for the Fall 2010, First-time, Full-time Cohort.

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.

Census Dates

  • USG Mid-Term

    USG Mid-Term

    Semester ADC Census I Date ADC I Due Date
    Summer July 8 July 15
    Fall October 7 October 14
    Spring February 22 March 3
    • Semester: Summer

      ADC Census I Date: July 8

      ADC I Due Date: July 15

    • Semester: Fall

      ADC Census I Date: October 7

      ADC I Due Date: October 14

    • Semester: Spring

      ADC Census I Date: February 22

      ADC I Due Date: March 3

     

  • USG End-Of-Term

    USG End-Of-Term

    Semester ADC II Census Date ADC II Due Date
    Summer August 6 August 13
    Fall December 20 January 7
    Spring May 12 May 21
    • Semester: Summer

      ADC II Census Date: August 6

      ADC II Due Date: August 13

    • Semester: Fall

      ADC II Census Date: December 20

      ADC II Due Date: January 7

    • Semester: Spring

      ADC II Census Date: May 12

      ADC II Due Date: May 21

     
  • USG Academic Data Collection Standard Census Dates