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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 based on these rates at peer institutions. Among first year students starting in 2018, 92% were retained to the second year.

Retention rate targets and actuals


Among first year students starting in 2013, 76% graduated in six years or less.

Graduation rate targets and acutals

Medical School Acceptance Rates 

Trinity's Health Professions Advisory Committee monitors acceptance rates to medical school. Five percentage points above the national average rate has been designated as preferred, while exceeding the national average acceptance rate has been designated as acceptable. 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. Latest available figures indicate a 36% medical school acceptance rate among Trinity graduates during the 2017-18 admissions cycle.

Trinity and National Medical School acceptance rates

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. Latest available figures report a 79% law school acceptance rate and 61% matriculation rate for Trinity graduates.

Trinity law school acceptance rates

Status Six Months After Graduation

Trinity University regularly surveys graduating seniors six months following May graduation. Outcomes for graduates based on these survey results are shown in the table below.

To attempt to account for all graduates, not just those who reply to the six month out survey, the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness combines the results above with information obtained from a survey done at the time of graduation as well as with information from follow-ups conducted by the office of Career Services.  Data from this first destination census are provided below.

Acceptable, preferred, and ideal targets for the percentage of students still seeking employment six months following graduation are 10%, 6%, and 2% respectively. The true percentage of those seeking employment is likely to lie between the percentage obtained from survey respondents and the percentage estimated from the first destination census. The graph below shows both percentages and the targets.