Established in 2011, Complete College Georgia (CCG) is a university system-wide initiative to improve student access to and graduation from institutions of higher education. Higher rates of degree completion, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), are vital for meeting the workforce and policy needs of the future. Georgia Tech is a proud partner in the CCG initiative. We are committed to goals, strategies, and activities that promote high graduation rates and deep learning experiences for our students.
During 2019-20, Georgia Tech awarded a record 3,934 undergraduate degrees, of which 3,335 were in STEM fields. In fall 2014, we achieved a first-to-second-year retention rate of 97% for students in the 2013 first-time, full-time freshman cohort. The 97% one-year retention rate has been maintained for six consecutive years, most recently by students in the fall 2019 first-time, full-time cohort.
Our 91% six-year graduation rate for the fall 2014 first-time, full-time cohort is an Institute record. Likewise, our six-year graduation rates for underrepresented minorities and women within the 2014 first-time, full-time cohort reached record highs of 87% and 92%, respectively.