Montana State University

Fall Headcount Enrollment: Freshman Fall-to-Spring Retention

Student Data

The table below shows the history of freshman retention from fall semester to spring semester of the same academic year, beginning with fall of 1991 when MSU-Bozeman converted to the semester system. This report traces freshman fall-to-spring retention for all first-time freshmen students. The data presented here differ from the report Retention and Graduation Rates because the latter traces freshman retention from one fall semester to the next for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students in accordance with the Student Right-to-Know Act of 1990.

All Freshmen
Year Fall Spring Retained
13-14 2921 2558 87.6%
12-13 2710 2404 88.7%
11-12 2669 2358 88.3%
10-11* 2623 2355 89.8%
09-10 2316 2060 88.9%
08-09 2070 1826 88.7%
07-08 2105 1837 87.3%
06-07 2216 1930 87.1%
05-06 2236 1960 87.6%
04-05 2184 1925 88.1%
03-04 2165 1917 88.5%
02-03 2120 1878 88.6%
01-02 1894 1688 89.1%
00-01 2032 1814 89.2%
99-00 2025 1816 89.7%
98-99 2041 1820 89.2%
97-98 1998 1767 88.4%
96-97 1932 1727 89.4%
95-96 1893 1686 89.1%
94-95 1791 1562 87.2%
93-94 1817 1628 89.6%
92-93 1613 1429 88.6%
91-92 1527 1373 89.9%

* Starting Fall 2010, certificates and associate degree-seeking students are included in the fall to spring retention tables.