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UI sees higher retention rate

BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 28, 2011 7:10 AM

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Officials at the University of Iowa report the one-year retention rate for UI students is up over the previous year.

According to a report submitted to the state Board of Regents, the UI retained 86.6 percent of students in 2010, compared with 83 percent in 2009.

The UI has offered many retention programs for students, in which 30 percent of first-year students participated, officials said.

The one-year retention rate for entering classes at the three regent institutions in 2009 was 85.6 percent; the national average was 74 percent.

— by Ariana Witt


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