ERIC Number: ED169863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Student Retention and Graduation at North Carolina State University.
Gracie, Larry W.
Student retention and attrition patterns of entering freshmen at North Carolina State University and a description of transfer student retention and attrition are presented. The status of freshmen entering the college from 1971-1976 is given in terms of: total freshmen, black freshmen, white freshmen, freshmen females, freshmen males, graduation rates, and scores on SAT-V and SAT-M. Data on transfer students are for 1974-76 and are presented by departments. Among the findings are the following: after six years at the university, 57.4 percent of the 1971 cohort had graduated, 8.1 percent has been suspended, 29.5 percent had withdrawn, and 4 percent were still enrolled; approximately 21-26 percent of freshmen withdrew sometime during the first two years of study, with the largest proportion of withdrawals occurring during the freshman year; the retention rate for black freshmen is greater than for total freshmen, with the exception of the 1973 cohort; at the beginning of the fifth, sixth, and seventh years, the graduation percentage of the 1971 and 1972 cohorts were greater than their white counterparts; for each cohort analyzed, females had higher withdrawal rates than males; and progression rates indicate that females continued at a faster rate than males. (SW)
Descriptors: Attrition (Research Studies), Black Students, Cohort Analysis, College Freshmen, College Graduates, Dropout Research, Enrollment Rate, Graduation Rate, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Longitudinal Studies, Research Projects, School Holding Power, School Surveys, State Universities, Statistical Data, Transfer Students, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Div. of Student Affairs.