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Student Retention


The mission of the Office of Student Retention is to advocate for student success by identifying barriers to persistence and designing initiatives to overcome them.


Retention and graduation objectives are established in the College of Charleston Strategic Plan:

Freshman to Sophomore retention rate: 85%

Four-year graduation rate: 64%

Six-year graduation rate: 70%


Newsletters are published periodically to keep the campus community informed on the activities of the Office for Student Retention and the Retention Committee.