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Student Achievement

Tulane University is committed to the success of its students and considers student achievement through many different metrics. These include retention rates, graduation rates, job placement rates, admission into graduation and professional schools, and awards and honors.

Retention Rates

Retention rates, specifically undergraduate retention rates, are calculated as the percentage of first-year, full-time students who enroll in the institution the following fall semester. Tulane retention rates have increased in recent years with 93% of the Fall 2018 cohort returning to Tulane for their second year. For more information on Tulane’s student retention efforts, visit the Office of Retention and Student Success.

Graduation Rates

Tulane University awards over 3,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees each year. The undergraduate six-year graduation rate increased for a second consecutive year to 86% in 2019, after having been consistently 83% for the previous four years. The graduation rate is calculated as the percentage of first-year, full-time students who enrolled in the institution in a Fall term and then graduated from the institution within six years.

Graduate Achievement

The post-graduation plans of recent graduates are captured in the Graduating Student Survey. For more information on the Graduating Student Survey and results, visit Student Surveys.