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 at or above the average of the 3 previous years (95%)


is currently at or above the benchmark set by Peers (94%)

University of Maryland, College Park's peers as of 2015

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Ohio State University (The)
Pennsylvania State University (The)
University of Washington - Seattle
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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%