ERIC Number: ED188562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Retention and Persistence Data.
Sanford, Timothy R.
Two studies are combined with an introductory section: one is "Persistence to Graduation for Freshmen Entering the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1967-75," by Timothy Sanford, and the second is "Freshman, Transfer, Professional, Masters, and Doctoral Student Retention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill," by Paul D. Naylor and Timothy Sanford. Data tables, charts, and narratives present the results of these two studies. It is found that professional students show the highest retention rates; freshman graduation rates are rising noticeably with corresponding increases in the percentage getting their degrees earlier and later than the traditional four-year period; and differences between black and white students appear to be decreasing. Using freshman applicant data to compute predicted graduation equations for future freshmen shows some promise, particularly for black applicants; additional work is suggested in this area. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Acceleration, Black Students, College Applicants, College Freshmen, College Students, Graduate Students, Graduation, Higher Education, Predictive Measurement, Predictor Variables, Professional Education, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Student Motivation, Tables (Data), Transfer Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Note: Paper presented to the Inter-Institutional Research Group of the Institute on Desegregation (North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC, July 11, 1980).