The Retention dashboard is used to see the rate at which students return one semester to the next. A student will also count as having retained if they completed an award (skills certificate, certificate or degree). The metrics can be disaggregated by division, department, credit load, gender, ethnicity and age range. Cohorts are comprised of students who are new to college in the summer/fall. Cohorts do not include high school students taking TMCC courses before they graduate.