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Northwest Missouri State University


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The most recent retention rate (Fall 2016 cohort) for first-time, full-time, freshman is 73.2%.

By Academic Unit

The table below shows how many students in each academic unit were either retained within the unit, or at the university.

Retained in Unit Retained at the University
Department of Fine and Performing Arts 58.0% 71.6%
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences 63.7% 73.8%
Department of Language, Literature and Writing 47.1% 76.5%
Department of Mathematics and Statistics 42.9% 57.1%
Department of Natural Sciences 52.4% 69.8%
School of Agricultural Sciences 72.2% 81.0%
Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business 66.9% 76.6%
School of Communication and Mass Media 53.7% 65.7%
School of Computer Science and Information Systems 63.8% 69.0%
School of Education 65.5% 73.9%
School of Health Sciences and Wellness 58.3% 69.9%
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