ERIC Number: ED070409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-2
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A Study in Persistence: Attrition and Graduation Rates at the University of Arizona.
Arizona Univ., Tucson. Office of Institutional Studies.
This study traces the academic performance of the entering freshmen class of 1959 at the University of Arizona for 10 years. The objectives were to ascertain how many students succeeded in attaining a college degree at the University and elsewhere and to determine some of the relationships between various measures of scholastic performance and college attrition. Stated briefly, 23% graduated from the University in 4 years, and 3% graduated elsewhere in the same time. Another 18% of the total class graduated from the University within the next 6 years along with 8% who graduated elsewhere. An additional 2% were enrolled at the time the study was completed. In other words, 54% of the class received a baccalaureate degree within 10 years or were about to. A consistent trend was the positive relationship between measures of scholastic performance and college success. The probability of graduation was low for those students with poor scholastic records and high for those with strong records. Expressed in terms of high school class rank, the chances of graduating were more than twice as great for people from the top fifth of their high school classes as for those from the bottom fifth. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Office of Institutional Studies.