85%

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

IMPROVEMENT

85%
is currently below the average of the 3 previous years (85.67%)


ADEQUACY

85%
is currently at or above the benchmark set by Peers (81%)



Towson University's peers as of 2015

California State University, Fullerton
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Montclair State University
Appalachian State University
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (The)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
James Madison University
Western Washington University

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%