For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Cincinnati opened its academic year (2016-17) with record enrollment, this time reaching 44,338 students. The percentage of minority students at UC is 21.1 percent.
The incoming fall 2016 baccalaureate class was and is one of the smartest and most diverse in the university’s history:
- Percentage of students of color is 17 percent. (Methodology explained at page bottom.)
- First-generation college students comprise 21 percent of the incoming first-year baccalaureate class. (This figure is from our fall 2015 data set. We will post first-generation figures for fall 2106 when they are available.)
- Pell-eligible students account for 28.2 percent of UC's first-time, degree-seeking undergraduates.
- And these students represent a record number of enrolled National Merit/National Achievement finalists: 55. Up from 51 last year and up from 48 the year before that, and nearing the target of 60 set for 2019.
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1. Rising Retention and Graduation Rates, Fall 2016
The Uptown Campus’ overall first-year, full-time baccalaureate retention rate now stands at 88 percent as of fall 2016 (up from 80 percent in 2005). The good news on retention encompasses UC’s diverse student population earning bachelor’s degrees:
- First-year, full-time baccalaureate retention of Asian students now stands at 90.5 percent;
- 88.3 percent for students of two or more ethnicities;
- 87.8 percent for white students;
- 87.1 percent for African American students (up from 70.5 percent ten years ago);
- 83.6 percent for Hispanic students.