ERIC Number: ED396606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul-2
Reference Count: N/A
Retention, Graduation, and Time-To-Degree of Baccalaureate Students at Public Universities.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report presents information on each of the groups of freshmen who entered Illinois public universities between the 1983-84 and 1991-92 academic years regarding retention and persistence of baccalaureate students, the proportion that graduate, and the length of time needed to complete the Bachelor's degree. The report shows that: (1) 55 percent of public university freshmen have completed their degrees by the time of this analysis, with 8 percent still enrolled; (2) 25 percent of them earn their degrees within 4 years, and 2 percent complete their studies within 6 years; and (3) graduation rates for minority students have increased, but continue to be lower than the rates for other students. The report concludes that it is too soon to determine whether rates of graduation and persistence among students attending public universities have changed significantly. Twelve tables present detailed data on degree attainment by year, by group (Black, Hispanic, Non-Hispanic), and by individual state university. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.