Retention and graduation rates are shown for students entering full-time in fall as new freshmen or new transfers.
Retention or graduation
Retention or graduation at same UW includes retention or graduation at any four-year or two-year campuses in that institution. The new UW institution structure after fall 2018 applies retroactively to all prior years. The post-restructuring names of two-year campuses are used for all years of data.
Underrepresented minority (URM) students include those who indicated African American, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino(a), or Southeast Asian alone or in combination with other race/ethnicities. Non-URM students include students identifying as White, other Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or any combination of these three race/ethnicities. International students are not included.
Pell recipients include students receiving a Pell grant in the freshman year. Non-Pell subsidized direct loan recipients include students who did not receive a Pell grant but received a subsidized direct student loan or subsidized Stafford loan in the freshmen year. Students who did not receive a Pell grant, subsidized direct student loan, or subsidized Stafford loan in the freshmen year are classified as other Non-Pell recipients. Pell grant data are available beginning in 1977.
Race/ethnicity is self-reported by the individual in one or more of the following categories: African American, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino(a), Southeast Asian, Other Asian American, White, and International. Beginning in fall 2008, new race/ethnicity categories were implemented that allow for self-identifying as Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or as more than one race/ethnicity; these new categories are reported where data are available. The category of Hispanic/Latino(a) includes students identifying as Hispanic/Latino(a) alone or in combination with other race/ethnicities. Individuals who are non-resident aliens (temporary U.S. visa holders) are categorized as International. Individuals who are not International and do not report a race or ethnicity are categorized as Unknown.