OU sets student retention record for second year
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.