ERIC Number: ED262716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Attrition and Retention of Full-Time Students in Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Programs, Class of 1982, and Partial History of Later Cohorts as of Fall 1983. State University of New York. Office of Institutional Research Report No. 4-85.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of Institutional Research and Analytical Studies.
Results of the 1984 Attrition/Retention Survey of the State University of New York are presented. After a brief narrative summary of the findings, extensive data on attrition, retention, and completion are provided for: full-time, first-time students and full-time transfer students at the associate and baccalaureate degree levels; and students in "postsecondary opportunity programs" at the associate- and baccalaureate-degree levels. For all cohorts, the attrition and retention data were measured retrospectively as of the fall 1983 semester. Data are provided on regular bachelor's degree students entering in fall semesters 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982; regular associate degree students entering in fall 1980 through fall 1982; baccalaureate opportunity students entering in fall 1977 and 1978; and associate-level opportunity students entering in 1979 and 1980. Both headcount and percentage data are presented from a university-wide perspective, by institution type, and by institution. The data indicate that at the bachelor's degree level, transfer students were more likely than first-time students to complete a degree. Compared to the community colleges, the agricultural and technical colleges had a higher percentage of associate degree recipients and a lower percentage of associate-degree students who left without a degree. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Agricultural Colleges, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Full Time Students, Higher Education, School Holding Power, State Universities, Student Attrition, Technical Institutes, Undergraduate Study
State University of New York, Office of Institutional Research, Albany, NY 12246.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of Institutional Research and Analytical Studies.