By 2017, UT’s four-year graduation rate rose to 65.7%, and Student Success Initiatives released Every Student Graduates, a comprehensive report that details the work done by Student Success Initiatives, partners in UT’s colleges, schools, and units, and the campus at large in the five years since the task force recommendations were made.
Since 2017, UT’s four-year graduation rate has continued its steady climb, reaching 69.8% in 2018, 69.9% in 2019, and 72.2% in 2020.
Notably, four-year graduation rates for first-generation and Pell-eligible students continue to increase. For first-generation students, the four-year graduation rate rose from 43.2% in 2014 to 63.7% in 2020. And for Pell-eligible students, the four-year graduation rate reached 63.9% in 2020, compared with 44.1% six years earlier in 2014.
Overall six-year graduation rates have improved as well, reaching a record-high 87.5% in 2020.