Fall 2020 enrollment, retention and graduation rate statistics now available

Compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, official fall 2020 enrollment, retention and graduation rate statistics  are now available online.

Marquette had its most diverse student population ever and its second-highest six-year graduation rate in its history. 

Marquette currently enrolls 11,550 students, of which 26% are students of color, making it the most diverse student population in Marquette’s history.

The undergraduate student body includes 8,024 students, representing 69% of total student enrollment. 29% are students of color, also the highest in Marquette’s history.

Graduate and professional students total 3,526, of which 21% are students of color, representing the most diverse graduate student body Marquette has seen. 

First-year student statistics

  • The first-year class is 1,647 students, Marquette’s smallest first-year class since 1997.
  • The class is 30 % students of color, which is up from 29% last year.
  • This fall, Marquette became a test-optional institution, no longer requiring applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores for admission.
    • Overall, 22 % of the first-year class was test-optional, choosing not to submit ACT or SAT scores for admission.
  • In addition, Marquette welcomed 267 Honors students, representing 16% of the first-year class and the largest cohort in Marquette’s history.
  • The retention rate of first-year students who started in fall 2019 was 88%.
  • The six-year graduation rate of first-year students who started in fall 2014 is 84%, the second highest in Marquette history. 

All statistics are accessible via OIRA’s interactive reports. The newly updated reports include student enrollment/FTE, first-year student profile, new transfer student profile, majors and minors, course enrollment and student credit hours, class size information, retention and graduation rates, and an update to the diversity and inclusion dashboards. 

For more information, contact Crystal Lendved, OIRA research analyst.