ERIC Number: ED299013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May-1
Institutional Student Retention Progress Report: Gainesville College, 1987-88.
Coker, Richard A.; And Others
This report describes Georgia's Gainesville College's (GC's) student retention program, assesses its effectiveness, and highlights recent or anticipated program changes. Part I offers background information on the college and its students and their educational plans and goals. Part II presents retention figures for full-time students, including fall-to-fall retention rates for first-time freshmen by race for fall 1982 through 1986; retention rates for all developmental studies, freshman, and sophomore students for the same period; and multiple-year retention rates by racial and enrollment categories. After part III examines associate degree graduation rates, part IV summarizes findings from reviews of the literature and local studies concerning the causes of attrition. Part V evaluates two programs developed at GC for improving retention, the developmental studies program and the minority advising program. Finally, part VI concludes that: (1) retention rates at Gainesville varied considerably across racial lines and enrollment categories; (2) almost no black students were attracted to GC as regularly admitted, full-time, first-time freshmen; (3) retention rates improved in the sophomore year among all student groups; and (4) retention rates were lower for part-time students than full-time students across enrollment and racial categories. A short annotated bibliography and an appendix with supporting retention rate data tables are also included. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gainesville Junior Coll., GA.