Duquesne Experiences a Record-Setting Freshman Retention Rate

A record high percentage of Duquesne University freshmen made the transition this fall to becoming members of the sophomore class.

This fall’s sophomore class is large in absolute terms, composed of the 1,550 students that made up last year’s freshman class-the largest group of incoming freshmen in University history-and a record 89.8 percent of them are continuing studies at Duquesne. The University’s previous high for freshman-sophomore retention, a statistic widely considered a key indicator of student satisfaction, was in 2004, when 89.2 percent of freshmen chose to return as sophomores.

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