Inside Linfield - Institutional Research

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates (Most recent 5 years)
This retention rate is the proportion of students who return to enroll in a second fall semester out of all those who entered Linfield as first years (freshmen) in the previous fall. For example, if 100 students enter and 100 students return the next year, the retention rate is 100%.

Entering Year Attending Linfield for a Second Fall
2018 84%
2017 79%
2016 82%
2015 82%
2014 86%
2013 88%

Graduation Rates (Most recent 5 years)

This graduation rate is the proportion of students who completed their bachelor's degrees within the specified time out of all those who entered Linfield as first year students (freshman) in the year specified.  For example, if 100 students enter and 80 students graduate within 4 years, 90 students graduate within 5 years, and 100 students graduate within 6 years, the graduation rates are 80%, 90%, and 100% respectively.  The time frame specified does not necessarily reflect continuous enrollment.  For example, a student who entered in the fall of 2014 and graduated in 2019 (5 years) may have taken a semester or a year away from school during that time.
First Year in College
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Graduated Within 4 Years 54% 57% 65% 55% 63% 63% 55%
Graduated Within 5 Years 61% 68% 76% 64% 72% 73%
Graduated Within 6 Years 63% 70% 78% 65% 74%