ERIC Number: ED197677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Results of the Division of Student Affairs Student Retention Study at the University of North Dakota.
Nelson, Robert B.; Poremba, Gregory A.
Preliminary retention data on regular freshmen at the University of North Dakota (UND) are analyzed for 1976-80. It is shown that at the end of the freshmen year, approximately 25 percent of an entering class has left the university, with an additional 13 percent leaving by the end of their sophomore year. Data on freshmen attrition is provided by number of semesters attended and the year for UND and also for 28 institutions (averaged). Data on the mean cumulative grade point average (GPA) of students at the time they exit the university indicate that only those students leaving after one semester appear to be academically deficient. Typically, students leaving after the second semester are performing adequately academically and, after three semesters, generally seem to be doing quite well. Average American College Testing (ACT) program composite standard scores of students who leave the university are presented by their last semester of attendance. Males scored higher on ACT scores, while females had higher GPAs across all levels. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Dropouts, Females, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Males, Predictor Variables, School Holding Power, State Universities, Statistical Data, Student Attrition, Withdrawal (Education)
University of North Dakota, Division of Student Affairs, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.