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Retention Rates (Most recent 5 years)
This retention rate is the proportion of students who return to enroll in a second fall semester out of all those who entered Linfield as first years (freshmen) in the previous fall.  For example, if 100 students enter and 100 students return the next year, the retention rate is 100%.

Entering Year Attending Linfield for a Second Fall
 2013  88%
 2012  80%
 2011  88%
 2010  84%
 2009  79%

Graduation Rates (Most recent 5 years)
This graduation rate is the proportion of students who completed their bachelor's degrees within the specified time out of all those who entered Linfield as first year students (freshman) in the year specified.  For example, if 100 students enter and 80 students graduate within 4 years, 90 students graduate within 5 years, and 100 students graduate within 6 years, the graduation rates are 80%, 90%, and 100% respectively.  The time frame specified does not necessarily reflect continuous enrollment.  For example, a student who entered in the fall of 2007 and graduated in 2012 (5 years) may have taken a semester or a year away from school during that time.

Entering Year  Graduated Within 4 Years  Graduated Within 5 Years   Graduated Within 6 Years 
 2010  56%    
 2009  53%  61%  
 2008  61%  69%  70%
 2007  59%  66%  68%
 2006  59%  66%  67%
 2005  61%  71%  73%
 2004  57%  62%  63%