Factbook - Retention and Performance

Distribution of All Grades Earned by Undergraduates
for Selected Years and Terms: 1924 - 2017


Year

Semester

or Quarter

Given as Percentages
A B C D Other* Failing
1924 First 21.50% 30.00% 25.00% 15.00% -% 8.50%
1934 First 9.26% 28.03% 25.24% 21.82% 5.87% 9.78%
1943 Fall 18.20% 32.73% 26.99% 15.04% 2.23% 4.81%
1954 Fall 16.76% 31.24% 31.15% 12.37% 0.46% 8.02%
1960 Fall 16.75% 30.01% 31.44% 12.17% 0.40% 9.23%
1970 Fall 24.39% 32.96% 26.19% 9.19% 1.56% 5.71%
1975 Fall 26.64% 31.67% 22.44% 7.67% 6.28% 5.30%
1976 Fall 27.52% 32.10% 22.05% 7.18% 5.96% 5.19%
1977 Fall 26.64% 31.29% 22.41% 7.64% 6.44% 5.58%
1978 Fall 27.33% 31.70% 22.23% 7.54% 5.47% 5.73%
1979 Fall 25.89% 30.89% 22.70% 8.15% 6.67% 5.70%
1980 Fall 25.36% 30.95% 23.18% 8.89% 5.50% 6.12%
1981 Fall 24.42% 30.52% 23.67% 8.98% 6.05% 6.36%
1982 Fall 25.07% 30.49% 24.05% 9.07% 5.33% 5.99%
1983 Fall 24.44% 30.69% 24.73% 9.72% 3.75% 6.67%
1984 Fall 24.83% 30.89% 24.97% 9.69% 3.90% 5.72%
1985 Fall 25.86% 30.58% 23.54% 9.08% 5.76% 5.18%
1986 Fall 42.05% 27.77% 15.10% 5.65% 5.10% 4.65%
1987 Fall 26.12% 32.91% 24.42% 8.44% 3.17% 4.94%
1988 Fall 26.68% 32.50% 23.72% 8.82% 3.19% 5.09%
1989 Fall 27.09% 31.94% 23.23% 8.76% 3.90% 5.08%
1990 Fall 30.26% 32.17% 21.72% 7.78% 3.57% 4.50%
1991 Fall 30.48% 32.24% 20.88% 7.60% 4.55% 4.25%
1992 Fall 29.32% 32.43% 21.01% 7.65% 4.87% 4.72%
1993 Fall 29.89% 31.25% 20.93% 7.43% 5.17% 5.33%
1994 Fall 30.24% 31.41% 20.63% 7.63% 4.82% 5.27%
1995 Fall 32.00% 31.42% 19.83% 7.46% 4.52% 4.77%
1996 Fall 31.40% 32.00% 19.80% 7.40% 4.60% 4.80%
1997 Fall 32.50% 32.80% 19.20% 6.70% 4.50% 4.30%
1998 Fall 32.37% 32.03% 20.22% 7.03% 3.99% 4.36%
1999 Fall 32.99% 32.22% 19.93% 6.86% 4.04% 3.96%
2000 Fall 27.26% 30.94% 21.95% 8.26% 5.44% 6.15%
2001 Fall 29.11% 30.79% 20.62% 7.65% 5.90% 5.93%
2002 Fall 29.66% 30.31% 20.66% 7.61% 5.77% 5.99%
2003 Fall 31.87% 30.87% 19.08% 6.63% 6.19% 5.36%
2004 Fall 32.05% 31.32% 19.32% 6.96% 4.74% 5.61%
2005 Fall 32.10% 31.23% 19.51% 7.11% 4.01% 6.00%
2006 Fall 32.27% 30.13% 18.81% 7.28% 4.90% 6.61%
2007 Fall 33.20% 30.65% 18.66% 6.84% 4.72% 5.92%
2008 Fall 34.81% 30.82% 17.39% 6.41% 5.18% 5.39%
2009 Fall 35.33% 30.41% 17.09% 6.36% 5.36% 5.45%
2010 Fall 37.60% 29.78% 16.41% 5.98% 5.09% 5.14%
2011 Fall 39.98% 29.40% 15.41% 5.47% 4.95% 4.77%
2012 Fall 41.09% 28.74% 15.15% 5.44% 5.23% 4.35%
2013 Fall 40.82% 28.45% 15.76% 5.45% 5.20% 4.32%
2014 Fall 42.05% 27.77% 15.10% 5.65% 5.10% 4.34%
2015 Fall 42.21% 28.58% 14.88% 5.54% 4.68% 4.11%
2016 Fall 43.80% 28.56% 14.37% 5.14% 4.93% 3.20%
2017 Fall 45.82% 27.06% 13.67% 4.98% 5.05% 3.42%
2018 Fall 46.69% 26.99% 13.31% 4.80% 4.85% 3.36%

*Includes audits, incompletes, and "S" and "U" grades.

Last updated: 09/03/2019