Student Right-to-Know

Radford University is pleased to provide the following information in compliance of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, regarding the institution's retention, graduation rates, and student diversity.

Retention Rates


Fall 2014 first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates.

Entered Fall 2014 2,013
Returned Fall 2015 1,513
Retention Rate 75.2%

Institution's retention rate for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates for each of the past 10 years.

Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
73.8% 76.8% 78.1% 78.4% 76.0% 76.1% 74.3% 78.1% 74.6% 75.2%

Graduation Rates


Fall 2009 first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates. Graduation rates are based on the number of students who graduated within 150% of the expected time to completion. For 4 year institutions, that would be 6 years from the initial date of enrollment.

Gender Fall 2009 Cohort Exclusions Graduated Graduation Rate
Female 839 1 543 65%
Male 608 2 315 52%
Total 1,447 3 858 59%

Ethnicity Fall 2009 Cohort Exclusions Graduated Graduation Rate
Non-Resident Alien 10 0 9 90%
Hispanic of any race 45 0 21 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 0 3 75%
Asian 28 0 14 50%
Black or African American 67 0 39 58%
White 1,252 3 753 60%
Race Unknown 41 0 19 46%
Total 1,447 3 858 59%

Financial Aid Status Fall 2009 Cohort Exclusions Graduated Graduation Rate
Received Federal Pell Grant 289 0 161 56%
Received Subsidized Stafford Loan, but not Pell 252 0 130 52%
Did not receive Pell or Subsidized Stafford Loan 906 3 567 63%
Total 1,447 3 858 59%

Institution's six-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates for each of the past 10 years.

Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009
56.3% 56.3% 59.7% 56.7% 56.6% 55.8% 60.1% 58.5% 58.7% 59.4%

Student Diversity


Fall 2015 undergraduate students.

Gender Full-Time % of Full-Time Part-Time % of Part-Time Total % of Total
Female 4,811 56% 197 55% 5,008 56%
Male 3,711 44% 161 45% 3,872 44%
Total 8,522 100% 358 100% 8,880 100%

Ethnicity Full-Time % of Full-Time Part-Time % of Part-Time Total % of Total
Non-Resident Alien 82 1% 1 <1% 83 1%
Hispanic of any race 568 7% 9 3% 577 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 20 <1% 0 0% 20 <1%
Asian 118 1% 9 3% 127 1%
Black or African American 1,151 14% 33 9% 1,184 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 15 <1% 0 0% 15 <1%
White 6,022 71% 291 81% 6,313 71%
Two or more races 452 5% 9 3% 461 5%
Race Unknown 94 1% 6 2% 100 1%
Total 8,522 100% 358 100% 8,880 100%

Financial Aid Status Full-Time % of Full-Time Part-Time % of Part-Time Total % of Total
Received Federal Pell Grant 2,601 31% 77 22% 2,678 30%
Received Subsidized Stafford Loan, but not Pell 1,677 20% 31 9% 1,708 19%
Did not receive Pell or Subsidized Stafford Loan 4,244 50% 250 70% 4,494 51%
Total 8,522 100% 352 100% 8,880 100%