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USC Columbia
Return Rate Percentage as of Fall 2013
First-time, Full-time Freshmen


Cohort
Enrolled
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year
1987
2,881
80.4
69.7
65.4
1988
2,993
79.1
69.3
65.8
1989
2,780
80.3
70.5
66.4
1990
2,474
81.5
71.1
67.7
1991
2,591
79.4
69.4
64.1
1992
2,460
78.1
66.6
61.3
1993
2,298
79.6
70.2
65.4
1994
2,347
77.8
66.5
60.4
1995
2,593
79.1
69.3
63.7
1996
2,635
80.4
71.1
64.9
1997
2,925
79.6
70.6
65.4
1998
2,760
80.9
72.8
67.8
1999
2,598
81.8
73.8
69.1
2000
2,477
80.6
73.4
67.9
2001
3,229
81.7
72.8
66.9
2002
3,503
84.2
75.3
71.3
2003
3,443
84.9
76.0
71.8
2004
3,337
83.1
73.7
69.6
2005
3,677
85.8
76.3
72.4
2006
3,646
86.9
78.3
75.0
2007
3,690
87.2
78.7
74.3
2008
3,826
86.7
79.8
75.6
2009
3,881
85.9
79.6
75.8
2010
4,423
86.8
78.2
74.6
2011
4,569
87.2
79.9
2012
4,580
88.1