Attributed to admission standards, advising improvements
A higher percentage of freshmen returned to the UA for their sophomore year in 2001-02 than in any of the past 10 years, university statistics show.
Seventy-nine percent of freshmen returned to the University of Arizona from last year, a 2 percent increase from the year before.
Richard Kroc, director of the Office of Curricular and Enrollment Research, said that although the increase may appear insignificant, retention rates have long hovered at 76 percent. Last year the number hit 77.
The university began recording retention rates in 1987, and until last year, that number had never been higher than 78 percent.