Retention at Cal Lutheran

Retention Data

This background data serves as a benchmark of the historical retention rates at Cal Lutheran and highlights gaps in student success that we will be working to improve as an institution.

First-year Student Retention Data (Incoming Fall Class)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Percentage retained to second semester 94.5% 93.3% 94.1% 92.6% 93.6% 95.5% 93.7% 93.4%
Percentage retained to second year 84.6% 82.7% 83.6% 78.8% 83.1% 81.1% 80.6% TBD


First-year Student Experience Survey Data

For a duration of one week each semester, an optional survey is conducted with first-year students. The survey poses two questions via MyCLU to broadly assess the experience of students in their first semester at Cal Lutheran.