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The Education Pipeline
Persistence by Tier
Freshman-to-sophomore persistence in the higher education system has similar characteristics to remediation. Campuses with a higher percentage of well-prepared students have higher first-year retention rates.
At the research universities, more than 90 percent of freshmen enrolled return for their sophomore years.
At the regional universities, more than 76 percent of freshmen persist until their second year.
At the community colleges, the persistence rate is more than 69 percent.