OU sets stu­dent re­ten­tion record for sec­ond year

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NEWS -

For the sec­ond year in a row, the Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa has set a record for fresh­man-to-sopho­more re­ten­tion.

Of the first-year stu­dents who en­tered OU in fall 2016, 92.1 per­cent re­turned for their sopho­more year this fall. OU is among the top 30 public re­search in­sti­tu­tions in the na­tion cur­rently re­port­ing re­ten­tion rates of 92 per­cent or higher, of­fi­cials said.

“OU con­tin­ues to demon­strate ex­tra­or­di­nary com­mit­ment to re­tain­ing our first-year stu­dents,” OU Pres­i­dent David Boren said in the an­nounce­ment. “Our stu­dents re­turn each year be­cause they know there is a com­mu­nity of peo­ple here who care about them.”

OU was re­cently ranked among the top 50 public col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in the na­tion by U.S. News & World Re­port. For the 2018 Best Col­leges rank­ings, the pub­li­ca­tion based its find­ings on sev­eral key mea­sures of qual­ity, in­clud­ing the rate of fresh­man re­ten­tion.

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