Ohio University

First-Year Retention By College and Major

(Last Program in which the Student was Enrolled)

  2005 to 2006 to 2007 to 2008 to 2009 to 2010 to 2011 to Average
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Percent
African American Studies --- --- --- 100% --- 100% --- 100%
Women & Gender Studies --- 100% --- 100% 100% --- --- 100%
Classics & World Religions 75% 100% 100% 80% 100% 100% 67% 89%
Geography 91% 82% 76% 85% 97% 94% 96% 89%
Environmental & Plant Biology 78% 93% 92% 77% 82% 100% 93% 88%
Physics 86% 80% 79% 90% 90% 87% 100% 87%
Modern Languages 77% 88% 88% 91% 96% 75% 91% 87%
Geological Sciences 67% 92% 90% 75% 100% 90% 86% 86%
Anthropology 90% 73% 88% 81% 88% 89% 77% 84%
Political Science 89% 80% 80% 76% 82% 89% 83% 83%
Linguistics 100% 88% 70% 71% 80% 78% 91% 83%
Mathematics 86% 77% 82% 85% 81% 76% 88% 82%
English 74% 81% 85% 82% 80% 87% 69% 80%
History 75% 76% 77% 79% 88% 76% 83% 79%
Sociology 82% 77% 71% 86% 66% 81% 81% 78%
Economics 82% 67% 69% 88% 80% 56% 87% 76%
Psychology 72% 68% 75% 78% 81% 79% 73% 75%
Chemistry 75% 83% 69% 72% 75% 69% 71% 73%
Biological Sciences 70% 70% 73% 75% 77% 71% 73% 73%
Philosophy 86% 79% 82% 86% 71% 44% 40% 70%
Undecided Arts & Sciences 67% 64% 62% 65% 58% 59% 73% 64%
ARTS & SCIENCES TOTAL 76% 75% 75% 78% 78% 76% 77% 76%
                 
  2005 to 2006 to 2007 to 2008 to 2009 to 2010 to 2011 to Average
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Percent
Management Information Systems 100% 100% 100% 94% 100% 100% 93% 98%
Marketing 93% 87% 95% 95% 89% 97% 88% 92%
Finance 93% 91% 91% 90% 90% 90% 94% 91%
Accounting 91% 89% 88% 91% 96% 87% 93% 91%
Business Economics 80% 80% 100% 82% 93% 89% 75% 86%
Sports Administration --- --- --- --- --- 82% 86% 84%
Management 86% 85% 79% 74% 85% 87% 86% 83%
General Business 81% 89% 81% 70% 88% 84% 89% 83%
Undecided Business 69% 73% 81% 84% 55% 40% 40% 63%
BUSINESS TOTAL 88% 87% 89% 86% 89% 86% 87% 87%
                 
  2005 to 2006 to 2007 to 2008 to 2009 to 2010 to 2011 to Average
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Percent
Journalism 90% 90% 92% 91% 93% 90% 92% 91%
Visual Communication 90% 86% 95% 94% 89% 90% 86% 90%
Media Arts & Studies 87% 86% 85% 92% 91% 90% 89% 89%
Communication Studies 83% 89% 92% 87% 95% 85% 85% 88%
Information & Telecommunication Systems 83% 89% 100% 100% 64% 82% 63% 83%
COMMUNICATION TOTAL 88% 88% 91% 91% 91% 89% 88% 89%
                 
  2005 to 2006 to 2007 to 2008 to 2009 to 2010 to 2011 to Average
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Percent
Human & Consumer Sciences Education --- --- --- --- --- 87% 91% 89%
Recreation & Sport Pedagogy --- --- --- --- --- 100% 75% 88%
Secondary Education 83% 88% 84% 90% 86% 83% 83% 85%
Special Education 83% 84% 86% 84% 76% 91% 87% 84%
Middle Childhood Education 79% 86% 82% 92% 89% 83% 74% 84%
Early Childhood Education 90% 72% 83% 83% 81% 84% 88% 83%
Undecided Education 83% 56% 70% 50% 38% 36% 0% 48%
EDUCATION TOTAL 83% 82% 83% 87% 83% 84% 84% 84%
                 
  2005 to 2006 to 2007 to 2008 to 2009 to 2010 to 2011 to Average
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Percent
Engineering Technology & Management 97% 81% 100% 88% 100% 86% 88% 91%
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 92% 96% 96% 74% 90% 97% 86% 90%
Industrial & Systems Engineering 100% 90% 70% 74% 88% 93% 100% 88%
Civil Engineering 89% 88% 75% 93% 80% 84% 86% 85%
Mechanical Engineering 90% 80% 79% 81% 87% 92% 86% 85%
Electrical Engineering 78% 88% 85% 86% 89% 95% 72% 85%
Aviation 81% 78% 83% 95% 93% 71% 75% 82%
Computer Science 78% 69% 68% 78% 92% 82% 70% 77%
Undecided Engineering 71% 59% 59% 57% 38% 50% 33% 52%
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY TOTAL 85% 81% 79% 83% 84% 86% 81% 83%
                 
  2005 to 2006 to 2007 to 2008 to 2009 to 2010 to 2011 to Average
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Percent
Film 33% 100% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 83%
Music 93% 80% 83% 81% 85% 76% 84% 83%
Theater 90% 86% 80% 80% 84% 85% 73% 83%
Dance 80% 73% 79% 93% 80% 64% 84% 79%
Art 76% 79% 79% 79% 80% 79% 81% 79%
Undecided Fine Arts 69% --- --- --- --- --- --- 69%
FINE ARTS TOTAL 82% 80% 80% 80% 81% 77% 80% 80%
                 
  2005 to 2006 to 2007 to 2008 to 2009 to 2010 to 2011 to Average
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES & PROFESSIONS 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Percent
Public Health --- --- --- --- --- 100% 100% 100%
Health Administration --- --- --- --- --- 97% 92% 95%
Child & Family Studies --- --- --- --- --- 94% 85% 90%
Communication Sciences & Disorders 90% 89% 89% 89% 89% 90% 87% 89%
Exercise Physiology --- --- --- --- --- 87% 83% 85%
Nursing --- --- --- 95% 77% 78% 80% 83%
Nutrition --- --- --- --- --- 88% 77% 83%
Social Work 74% 88% 79% 93% 67% 81% 91% 82%
Environmental Health --- --- --- --- --- 80% 75% 78%
Athletic Training --- --- --- --- --- 69% 70% 70%
Public Health Sciences & Professions 86% 98% 84% 85% 91% --- --- 89%
Recreation & Sport Sciences 84% 83% 83% 81% 84% --- --- 83%
Human & Consumer Sciences 80% 79% 81% 83% 87% --- --- 82%
Early Childhood - HHS* 67% 86% 78% 86% 0% --- --- 79%
Undecided Health/Human Services 63% 61% 55% 38% 61% 65% 52% 56%
HEALTH SCIENCES & PROFESSIONS TOTAL 81% 83% 82% 82% 83% 84% 80% 82%
                 
HONORS TUTORIAL COLLEGE 97% 92% 96% 98% 98% 94% 97% 96%
                 
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 88% 84% 83% 88% 79% 84% 82% 84%
                 
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 69% 63% 71% 71% 70% 66% 63% 68%
                 
                 
UNIVERSITY TOTAL 80% 78% 80% 82% 81% 80% 79% 80%

*From 2009 to 2010, only enrolled students were moved to early childhood education in the College of Education as part of the academic restructuring. The remaining non-enrolled students remained in early childhood education in the College of Health & Human Services.

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