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School of Business Student Success

The School of Business prepares students for professional lives in business and related fields. We accomplish this with rigorous coursework complemented by practical assignments, opportunities for practical experience outside the classroom, and an accessible, academically and professionally qualified faculty.

School faculty members focus on several measures of student progress and success by evaluating program measures such as retention and adjusted graduation rates as illustrated below.

Mount Union students typically declare a major in their sophomore year. In a table provided below, the retention between freshman and sophomore years is the institutional number and percentage, including all undergraduates. The retention between the sophomore to junior year and junior to senior year is the department number and percentage, representing only majors in the department. 

First to second-year retention rates are for all UMU students in the cohort (first-year, full-time students) second to third and third to fourth-year retention rates are for students that had a declared a business major by the end of the fall semester of their second year   

Cohort Matriculation Year Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
University Cohort (n) 630 618 647 552 635
Enrolled second fall (n) 454 469 47 432 493
First to second-year retention in University 72.1% 75.9% 73.7% 78.3% 77.6%
Unduplicated business students in fall of year two (n) 66 69 76 58 90
Unduplicated business students in fall of year three (n) 53 57 67 50 80
Second to third-year retention within business 80.3% 82.6% 88.2% 86.2% 88.9%
Unduplicated business students in fall of year four (n) 51 53 62 43 78
Third to fourth-year retention within business 96.2% 93.0% 92.5% 86.0% 97.5%