ERIC Number: ED394475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Long and Winding Road: Retention, Attrition, and Graduation of OSSHE Freshmen Entering 1986-87. A Report to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
Oregon State System of Higher Education, Eugene.
This study examined the retention, attrition, and graduation rates of 7,170 freshmen entering the Oregon State System of Higher Education during the 1986-1987 academic year. For the state system overall, 51.1 percent of freshmen received a bachelor's degree. On a school level, the matriculation rate varied from 62.9 percent at Oregon State University to 22.8 percent at Eastern Oregon State College; 43.9 percent of students graduated from the institution they entered as freshmen. Six-year graduation rates in selected public institutions in the West are provided for comparison. Highest attrition rates among Oregon freshmen occurred in the first year; by the fifth and sixth years, students who had stopped out started to return, yielding negative attrition rates in some cases. Results of the study are compared with national data. Numerous tables and graphs present data on demographic variables and academic preparation. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Eugene.
Identifiers: Eastern Oregon State College; Oregon; Oregon Institute of Technology; Oregon State University; Portland State University OR; Southern Oregon State College; University of Oregon; Western Oregon State College