Second-year retention rate
(Indicator Number: 3)

Category: Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment

What It Measures: Relative quality of new freshmen & their success in their freshman year

Data Reporting Lag: The reporting for this indicator has a 2 year difference. The latest data available is from 2018 for the indicator reporting year of 2020

Value Comparison: When comparing this value for Adequacy and Improvement, a higher value is better.

Data Source For Indicator Value: IPEDS

Data Source For Peer Value: IPEDS

Benchmark Set By: Peers


is currently below the average of the 3 previous years (73%)


is currently below the the benchmark set by Peers (75%)

Bowie State University's peers as of 2015

Humboldt State University
Fitchburg State University
New Jersey City University
William Paterson University of New Jersey
State University of New York at New Paltz
North Carolina Central University
Winston-Salem State University
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Virginia State University
California State University, Bakersfield

USM Institutions
Second-year retention rate
(Indicator Number: 3)

Bowie State University 71%
Coppin State University 63%
Frostburg State University 76%
Salisbury University 83%
Towson University 85%
University of Baltimore 72%
University of Maryland, Baltimore County 87%
University of Maryland, College Park 95%
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore 61%