Goal 1: Education Dashboard

Engage undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in a challenging academic environment.

The first objective of Goal 1 of the Strategic Plan is to “educate, retain, and graduate the leaders of tomorrow at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.” This dashboard tracks enrollment, retention, and graduation rates to measure WVU’s progress toward achieving Goal 1.

The First-Year Retention Rate is the percent of the first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking cohort who are enrolled on either a full-time or a part-time basis in the same institution in the fall of the following year. This retention measure is for the Morgantown campus, including Health Sciences, and is unaffected by students who change colleges within the campus. The 'first time' and 'following year' numbers are both determined in mid-October.

The Six-Year Graduation Rate is the percent of the first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking cohort who earn a bachelor's degree within 150% of 'normal completion time' (commonly four years) from the initial institution. All students remain in the cohort unless deployed for military service or excluded through rare exception. Students who first enroll on the Morgantown campus but complete degrees at other institutions are not counted in the rate. The rate is determined in the spring semester of the seventh year.

The Undergraduate Comprehensive Graduation Rate is the percent of WVU's first-time, full-time freshmen bachelor's degree-seeking cohort who earn a bachelor's degree within 150% of 'normal completion time' (commonly four years) from any institution. All students remain in the cohort unless deployed for military service or excluded through rare exception. The rate reflects degree completion by the 72nd month from matriculation. Students need not be continuously enrolled. Graduation data is collected by the National Student Clearinghouse from participating institutions and provided per request in the seventh year.

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Visit WVU's Advanced Academic Scholarship Preparation and Intellectual Resources Exposure (ASPIRE) program for more information on student scholarships.