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Student Achievement

North Carolina Central University is the nation’s first publicly supported liberal arts institution founded for African-Americans. Upholding a strong commitment to academic excellence in a diverse educational and cultural environment, the University evaluates student success in a manner consistent with its mission. The University enrolls students who are committed to earning an education that will prepare them to pursue various careers in the sciences, social sciences, and health sciences.  Two measures the University uses to define and monitor student success are graduation and retention rates. 

Retention and Graduation  Rates of First-Time Full-Time Freshmen at NC Central University
Year of Number After Yr. After Yr. After Yr. After Yr. After Yr. After Yr. After Yr. After Yr.
Entry in Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Panel A - Retention
1997 712 77.2 68.1 59.7 28.7 12.4 5.9 3.5 3.1
1998 673 77 66.3 61.8 29.3 11 5.3 3.6 1.6
1999 624 72.3 61.9 58 30.4 14.3 6.6 3.8 1.4
2000 720 78.5 69.6 63.6 37.8 13.5 6.3 2.4 0.8
2001 764 81.8 70.8 64.9 37.3 14.1 5.1 2.4 1.8
2002 821 78.2 70 63.8 35.4 14.4 5.6 2.4 1
2003 1025 77.8 66.4 58 34.8 11.3 4.5 1.8 1
2004 1138 76.4 61.6 53.4 30.1 12.7 5.2 1.3 1.1
2005 1195 71 57.2 48.9 29.8 11.4 2.9 1.3 0.7
2006 978 77.3 62.3 56.4 35.6 11.3 3.9 1.4 0.7
2007 1236 71.6 57.1 50.1 30.4 9.6 2.8 1.1 .
2008 1026 77 64.7 54.7 30.2 7 1.9 . .
2009 1346 69.2 56.2 49.9 29.2 8.1 . . .
2010 1218 67.7 56.9 51 27.3 . . . .
2011 1244 71.5 58.4 51 . . . . .
2012 1387 73.2 60.8 . . . . . .
2013 922 76.6 . . . . . . .
Panel B - Graduation
1997 712 0 0 0.6 28.4 43 48.7 51.4 52.5
1998 673 0 0 0 27.6 44.3 50.8 52.2 53.8
1999 624 0 0 0.6 22.8 38 44.9 46.3 47.8
2000 720 0 0 0.4 22.5 44 49.3 52.1 53.2
2001 764 0 0.1 0.5 22.8 42.4 48.3 50.8 51.7
2002 821 0 0 0.5 23.3 41 47.9 51 51.6
2003 1025 0 0 0.5 18.5 37.7 44.4 47.4 48.3
2004 1138 0 0 0.8 18 31.8 38.3 41.6 42.5
2005 1195 0 0 0.4 15.1 31.3 38.4 39.9 40.3
2006 978 0 0 0.6 14.8 34.8 42.4 44.5 45.2
2007 1236 0 0 0.6 15 33.3 39.7 41.4 .
2008 1026 0 0.3 1.3 21.8 42.6 46.8 . .
2009 1346 0 0.1 0.3 16 35.6 . . .
2010 1218 0 0 0.7 19.5 . . . .
2011 1244 0 0.1 1.5 . . . . .
2012 1387 0 0 . . . . . .
2013 922 0 . . . . . . .

                            

 
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