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The Education Pipeline  

HIGHER EDUCATION

Persistence by Tier
Freshman-to-sophomore persistence in the higher education system has similar characteristics to remediation. Campuses with a higher percentage of well-prepared students have higher first-year retention rates. 

At the research universities, more than 90 percent of freshmen enrolled return for their sophomore years.

Bar graph showing persistence rates at Oklahoma research universities. 2007-08: 91 percent. 2008-09: 90.5 percent. 2009-10: 90.1 percent. Source: OSRHE Persistence Rates Within State.

At the regional universities, more than 76 percent of freshmen persist until their second year.

Bar graph showing persistence rates at Oklahoma regional universities. 2007-08: 75.5 percent. 2008-09: 75.2 percent. 2009-10: 76.6 percent. Source: OSRHE Persistence Rates Within State.

At the community colleges, the persistence rate is more than 69 percent.

Bar graph showing persistence rates at Oklahoma community colleges. 2007-08: 65.9 percent. 2008-09: 65.7 percent. 2009-10: 69.4 percent. Source: OSRHE Persistence Rates Within State.



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