Goal 1: We will improve student access and success
√ UW-Whitewater's record freshman-to-sophomore retention rate Fall, 2018 follows an upward trend of more than 80% student retention over the last several years. As a result, graduation rates have also increased to nearly 60%.
√ Continued 5 year trend in decreasing the 6-year graduation rate and the 2-year retention rate equity gaps between underrepresented minority students and non-underrepresented students.
√ Continued 5 year trend of increased percentage of underrepresented minorities students in our new freshman class.
√ In Fall, 2018 UW-Whitewater enrolled 1,337 graduate students. Eleven percent of these students come from underrepresented minority groups, 5.8% were veterans, and 76.7% were non-traditional students age 25+.
§ Building an integrated Student Affairs strategic plan.
§ Working closely with Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a Strategic Planning and Consulting firm hired by UW-Whitewater, 100 faculty, staff, and students across campus completed detailed situational analysis reports in 2017.
We will recruit a larger and increasingly diverse undergraduate and graduate student body.
Primary Action: Implement a comprehensive strategic enrollment plan.
We will improve the retention and graduation success of all students, including our first-time, full-time freshman, transfer students, and graduate students, and significantly narrow the retention and graduation equity gaps.
Primary Action: Implement initiatives and programs aimed at improving student success