Southeast sets record for retention rate

Southeast enrollment down

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The retention rate at Southeast Missouri State University is all-time high.

And, the university has seen an increase in its six-year graduation rate. That’s according to a fourth-week enrollment report.

Total enrollment stands at 10,637 today, a decline of 3.9 percent.

Numbers show the fall to fall retention rate for first-time full-time students has reached an all-time high at 75.3 percent, up 0.9 percent from this time last year. In addition, the six-year graduation rate stands at 49.7 percent, also up 0.9 percent from 2018.

Enrollment is growing in graduate programs, applied computer science, teacher leadership and special reading K-12 licensure.

There is also an increase in transfer students, up 2.7 percent for a total of 564.

There are 10,637 students enrolled for the fall semester. That’s almost four percent less than last year.

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