ERIC Number: ED237119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Spoon River College Student Retention Project.
Gardner, Janet L.
As part of a student retention project conducted at Spoon River College (SRC), specific populations served by SRC were identified; strategies to increase retention of particular student populations were developed; students in need of assistance were identified; and a transfer graduate follow-up study and two cohort tracking studies involving all fall 1980 and 1981 first-time students were conducted. Five target populations were identified through data analysis (i.e., full-time day transfer, full-time day occupational, part-time day, part-time evening, and non-program students) and an action plan was developed for each group. Study data indicated that SRC does not have a major retention problem in traditional student populations, though differences in retention rates, especially in the occupational degree areas, were considerable. The bulk of the report consists of summaries of data related to the five target populations giving retention rates, important demographic characteristics, retention objectives/approaches, and types of retention recommendations needed; a statistical comparison of the characteristics and performance of fall 1980 and 1981 entering cohorts; early warning referral data; and a transfer follow-up summary and questionnaire. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.; Spoon River Coll., Canton, IL.