Student Achievement and Success

​Retention and Graduation Rates 

First Year Retention

Trinity's Retention Committee has established acceptable, preferred, and ideal retention and graduation rates. The 2016 cohort first year retention rate (88.9%) exceeded the acceptable retention rate. This rate represents a 1.1% decrease from the 2015 cohort first year retention rate of 90%.

Retention rate graph

Graduation

Six year graduation rate for the 2010 entering cohort (77.3%) represents a 5.3% decrease from the 2009 entering cohort six year graduation rate.

Graduation rate graph

Graduate School Acceptance Rates

Acceptable, preferred, and ideal targets for graduate school acceptance are 70%, 80%, and 90% respectively. Among the Spring 2017 graudates, 85% of those who had applied to graduate school were accepted. This number exceeds both acceptable and preferred targets and represents a 10% increase in acceptance rates over 2016 graduates.

Graduate school acceptance graph

Medical School Acceptance Rates 

Trinity's Health Professions Advisory Committee monitors acceptance rates to medical school. Five precentage points above the national average rate has been designated as preferred, while exceeding the national average acceptance rate has been designated as accepatable. Trinity University's Health Professions Advisory Committee writes a letter of evaluation for every student who applies. Some schools have an internal selection process and will write letters, give practice interviews, etc., for only the highest-achieving students. Rates reported here may not be comparable to rates reported by other institutions.

Medical school acceptance rates graph

Law School Acceptance Rates 

The Prelaw Advisory Committee monitors acceptance rates to law schools and has set an acceptable threshold of 60% of applicants being admitted to at least one ABA accredited law school. 

Law school acceptance and matriculation rate graphs 

Plans at Time of Graduation

Trinity University regularly surveys graduating seniors near graduation day regarding their plans for the future. They are surveyed again six to nine months following graduation. These survey results are merged and supplemented with follow-ups from the office of Career Services and LinkedIn profile searches to develop a a more complete picture of graduate destination.

Acceptable, preferred, and ideal targets for students still seeking employment or graduate school acceptance at the time of graduation are 50%, 40%, and 30% respectively. Among the spring 2016 graduates, 37% were seeking employment but not currently employed or planning on graduate school but not currently accepted at the time of graduation. This value meets acceptable and ideal targets.

Graph of students still seeking employment or graduate school acceptance at graduation

Acceptable, preferred, and ideal targets for students still seeking employment or graduate school acceptance six to nine months following graduation are 10%, 6%, and 2% respectively. Among 2016 graduates, 14% were either seeking employment but not currently employed or planning to continue their education but not yet enrolled.