Retention, Graduation, and Time-to-Degree by Entering Cohorts


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EOP: The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides assistance through mentorship, academic programs, financial assistance, counseling/advising, and other campus support services to those who are first-generation college students, and/or from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. More information is available via the UCSC EOP Site.

First-Generation Status: A student is considered first-generation if neither parent earned a four-year college degree. When the educational status of only one parent is available, a student is considered first-generation if the parent did not earn a four-year degree.

Pell Grant:  A Pell Grant recipient is any student who received a Pell Grant, a federal need-based grant awarded to low-income students for the purpose of obtaining a college degree, at any time while attending UCSC.

Underrepresented Group: Underrepresented Groups (URG) include students who self-identify as African American / Black, American Indian / Alaskan Native, and/or Hispanic / Latino.

Graduation Rate: The percentage of students in an entry cohort who complete their degrees within a specified period. 

Retention Rate: The percentage of students in an entry cohort who are enrolled as of the third week of the fall of a year. 

Average Time-to-Degree:  The number of elapsed terms (excluding summer) between a student’s first term and degree term divided by three. Average Time-to-Degree calculations include Frosh graduating within 6 years and Transfers graduating within 4 years.