In this case study, statistical data was used from accredited undergraduate programs in electrical engineering to analyze and compare two distinct groups of students for various patterns related to program enrollment, retention and attrition. Group A (GA) students were admitted in the years 2000-2005. Group B (GB) students were admitted in the years 2006-2011. The two groups differed in terms of their program-related admission and completion requirements, curriculum design and curriculum contents. Cumulative data until the academic year 2012-13 was analyzed. © 2014 IEEE.