Fall Headcount Enrollment: Freshman Fall-to-Spring Retention

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
14-15 2943 2590 88.0%
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.