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Institutional Research, Planning & Analysis

Midshipmen Achievement

Employment Rates

Graduates from USNA receive a bachelor of science degree and are generally commissioned as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps to serve their minimum 5 year commitment. A small number may be cross-commissioned to serve as officers in other U.S. services (Air Force, Army, or Coast Guard). Up to 60 midshipmen (first-year through seniors) may hail from allied countries; these international graduates do not receive a commission. Rather, upon graduation international graduates return to their home countries to enter into their country's obligated service. Hence, employment rates are 100% every year due to the obligated service requirement.


First Year Retention Rates

First year retention rate for midshipmen retained as of August 31 of sophomore year. Note that this includes the period known as Plebe Summer consisting of a 7 week military indoctrination before the start of freshman fall classes.
Class 1st Year Retention Rate
2017 95%
2018 96%
2019 96%
2020 95%
2021 97%



Overall Graduation Rates

Graduation rates for midshipmen up to 6 years after USNA I-Day (formal induction into the Navy and beginning of Plebe Summer consists of a 7 week military indoctrination before the start of Fall classes). Grad_Rates_by_.JPG
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