ERIC Number: ED172631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Attrition and Retention of First-Time, Full-Time Students in Two-Year and Baccalaureate Degree Programs, Classes of 1975 and 1976.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of Institutional Research and Analytical Studies.
Attrition/retention of two cohorts of first-time, full-time degree students enrolled at the State University of New York was studied. Attrition is defined as the failure to achieve some goal or objective. Students enrolling in bachelor degree programs and in two-year degree programs in the fall of 1971 and 1972 were studied. Information on the students is presented in the form of a flow chart that traces the progress of the cohort through the institution. The 1971 and 1972 bachelor degree groups were divided into those who received a degree, thereby achieving their baccalaureate educational objectives, and those who did not receive a degree. The time allotted for completing a degree was divided to provide information regarding the number of students who, in terms of the conventional four-year program, finished early, on schedule, or up to approximately six months later. Those who did not receive a degree were further divided into those still enrolled, either part-time or full-time, and those no longer enrolled. For two-year program students, additional information is provided regarding the number and distribution of students who transferred to another college. (SW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Attendance Patterns, Bachelors Degrees, College Attendance, College Freshmen, Educational Objectives, Flow Charts, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Statistical Data
Central Staff Office of Institutional Research and Analytical Studies, State University of New York, Albany, NY
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of Institutional Research and Analytical Studies.
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