Fall 2023 enrollment, retention and graduation rate statistics now available 

Official fall 2023 enrollment, retention and graduation rate statistics, compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, are now available on dataMarq. This fall, Marquette welcomed an incoming class of 1,882 students. The class reflects a student population that is 33% students of color, 23% first-generation and 10% commuters. These first years joined Marquette’s most diverse undergraduate student body in the university’s history as 30% of the undergraduate population overall are students of color. 

Marquette’s total undergraduate population is 7,652, up slightly over the previous year. Graduate program enrollment also continues to grow, with 3,721 graduate and professional students now enrolled at Marquette, the largest class of graduate students ever enrolled at the university. The graduate student population of 2023 was once again the most diverse in Marquette’s history: students of color represent 25% and women represent 62% of enrolled graduate and professional students. 

Recent undergraduate cohorts have also posted strong retention and graduation rates. Last year’s first-year class was retained at an exceptional 91.4%, the highest first-to-second-year retention rate in recent history. The first-to-third year retention rate, at 86.3%, is the second highest in recent history. In addition, this fall marks the eighth year in a row that Marquette’s six-year graduation rate has been above 80%. 

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 Kevin Chovanec, data scientist in the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.