ERIC Number: ED068066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Student Retention-Attrition Entering Freshmen--Fall 1968. Report 3.
Tennessee Coll. Association, Murfreesboro. Center for Higher Education.
This document presents a report of a study that was designed to determine the rate of retention of students enrolled in colleges and universities in Tennessee that physical facility needs of institutions in the state might be determined. The first year of the study, 1968, was spent in compiling information on students entering Tennessee colleges and universities. In the fall of 1969, each participating college was sent a list of the students from their institutions who were in the original sample and were asked to indicate whether each student was enrolled as of the first week in October 1969. If the students were enrolled, they were classified as persisters. Those not enrolled were surveyed, and depending upon their responses, were classified as transfers, known terminators, or non-respondents. A similar procedure was followed in fall 1970, and the results are compared with the 1969 data. It was found that 65% of the 1969-70 persisters remained in the same institution, 9% transferred, 4% were known terminators, and 22% were non-respondents. Of the original sample, after 2 years of school it was found the 42% of the students were in their original institutions, 11% had transferred, 10% were known terminators, and 36% were non-respondents. For a related document see HE 003 520. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Coll. Facilities.; Tennessee Higher Education Facilities Commission, Nashville.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Coll. Association, Murfreesboro. Center for Higher Education.