SEMO Sets Record High in Retention Rate

Southeast Missouri State University has set a record high retention rate. In addition the university has had their six year graduation rate increase. University officials gave a report indicating the increase to the schools board of regents yesterday. Officials say, the fall to fall retention rate for first-time full-time students has reached an all-time high at 75.3%, up 0.9% from this time last year. In addition, the six-year graduation rate stands at 49.7%, also up 0.9% from 2018. Officials also say, graduate student enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 1,113 this fall, an increase of 8.1% from last year. Growth in enrollments in the university’s graduate programs specifically in applied computer science, teacher leadership and special reading K-12 licensure, have helped the increase in  the enrollment in graduate school Science in Applied Computer Science seeing a 170% increase and the Department of Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education a 21% increase since this time last year  In addition SEMO has 564 new transfer students this fall a rise of 2.7% from 2018. As of this week university enrollment stands at 10,637 today, a decline of 3.9%.

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