Students of specific types (e.g., undergraduates and graduates, first-time students and transfers, or transfer students at different educational levels), who matriculated during a certain period of time, form a cohort. Each cohort is monitored to determine whether students are retained (retention rate) or successfully graduated (graduation rate) after each fall or spring semester. Persistence rate is a number combining students who are either retained or graduated. It measures overall success.
- First-time Full-Time Freshmen Retention Reports
First-time Full-time Freshmen cohorts are often used to calculate official retention and graduation rates. The group of first-time full-time freshmen who matriculate at UH-Mānoa in a given fall semester is defined as a cohort. Please note that no transfer students are included in this cohort.
By Race & Ethnicity
Note 1: Persistence report is not published if an ethnic group’s average cohort headcount is less than 10 (sample size is too small), such ethnic groups include: Thai, Laotian, Asian Indian, other Asian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Micronesian, Samoan, Tongan, Other Pacific Islander, and Mixed Pacific Islander.
Note 2: Please refer to race and ethnicity report guidelines for more details about how racial and ethnic groups are reported at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
- Transfers Retention Reports
According to the number of credits transferred in, transfer students’ persistence is tracked at different educational levels. Transfers whose first semester’s course load status is full-time are included in this report.
Full-time Transfer Freshmen Full-time Transfer Sophomores Full-time Transfer Juniors Full-time Transfer Seniors