Retention Rate (Student Achievement & Success)

Retention rate tracking aligns with Goal 1.2 of the priority area for Student Success of the 2015-2025 Strategic Plan for Chattanooga State Community College (ChSCC). The retention rate displayed is defined by Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) as the total number of first-time, full-time freshmen students who enroll in one fall semester and return to the following fall semester to any public institution within the state.  Sources for the data include the annual THEC Fact Book.   The annual target for retention is increase by 0.75 percentage point from the baseline rate of the Fall 2013 to Fall 2014.