In order to continue as a leading university, Binghamton University must retain students with strong academic records. In order to identify these students, the University uses an index system and identifies students with an index of 90 or above as its prospective students with the strongest academic records. In 2009, 29% of departed students had an index of 90 or above.
Wilbur, Lauren Marie, "Maximizing Retention: A Study of Binghamton University's Strong Academic Performers" (2012). MPA Capstone Projects 2006 - 2015. 17.