The Consortium for Student Retention
The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange at the University
of Oklahoma is a consortium of two-year and four-year institutions
dedicated to achieving the highest levels of student success through
collaboratively sharing data, knowledge, and innovation. Founded
in 1994, the CSRDE is probably best known for its annual
retention studies which provide executives at two-year
and four-year institutions with access to
timely, comprehensive, comparative benchmarking data
on retention and graduation, not available from any other source.
The CSRDE is about more than data…it’s
about know how.
The CSRDE's National Symposium on Student Retention, held each fall, provides faculty, staff, and administrators an opportunity to network with colleagues who are also interested in student success. With access to the Effective Retention Practices
Knowledgebase they can continue to interact with colleagues while
they retrieve the latest peer-reviewed research and model retention
strategies. The consortium also offers professional continuing education
opportunities which can help committee members work as an effective
team and develop the strategic retention planning skills needed
to move your institution forward.
Frequently Asked Questions
are the members of the CSRDE?
The CSRDE is a consortium of
colleges and universities dedicated to achieving high levels
of student success. We are also committed to cooperative retention
Review our membership list as of the
current year Current Members.
We provide CSRDE members from two-year and four-year institutions
with comprehensive retention and graduation benchmarks that
cannot be acquired from any other source including IPEDS.
In return for providing data, members receive a comprehensive
report with benchmarks, and a customized peer report
on 5-20 participating peers.
We also facilitate networking and sharing of best practices
through annual retention
conferences, e-communications, and our Community of Practice.
we do it:
Members submit their data electronically using Excel spreadsheets.
Four-Year Institutions. Members provide aggregate data on ten first-year student cohorts, following
them from the 2nd year through 11th year continuation rates
as well as the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th year graduation rates.
Two-Year Institutions. Members track
the 1st year through 10th year completion and continuation
rates of ten first-time, full-time and part-time cohorts of students.
Learn about our surveys
and the production calendar
which gives the schedule for the upcoming year.
Would you like more information? Request
a membership packet. We'll email you a packet
that contains membership information, samples of survey and
report formats, and other information that can help you make
the decision to join the CSRDE.
- Institutional Membership -
describes membership process for four-year and two-year institutions.
- Individual Membership -
We also offer individual memberships into our Community
of Practice. This membership is for individual staff or
faculty who would like access to our online resources. Individual
members do not have access to data. This is an institutional
benefit only. Email
CSRDE for an Individual Membership application.
- Receive Comprehensive Benchmarks
- Experience efficient reporting & faster turn around
- Community of Practice
- Networking opportunities
- Annual National
Symposium on Student Retention
- Sharing of best practices
- Maximize your stretched IR resources
- Provide context for using Retention, Transfer, and Graduation
- Find answers at your fingertips with easy to use reports
- Work with a colleague that understands your needs
- Friendly, helpful support
- Professional Development
Learn about the Benefits
of Membership and How
sample of our survey and report formats
New institutional members are advised to get applications in by December to have adequate time to be oriented to the survey and to gather data.