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Record High Undergraduate Retention Rate

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Santa Clara’s official retention rate (first year students who return for their second year) has set a new

institutional record. For the cohort entering in fall 2013 (Class of 2017), 96.2% of the students returned to Santa Clara for their sophomore year. The previous record high, of 95.2 percent, was set for the 2011 cohort returning in fall 2012. 

Many thanks to the dedicated faculty and staff who support our first­year students and help them achieve their academic and personal goals.