ERIC Number: ED374736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Attrition and Retention of Full-Time, First-Time and Full-Time, Transfer Students in Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Programs, Including Postsecondary Opportunity Students, State University of New York Class of 1993. Includes Racial/Ethnic Detail and Partial History of Later Cohorts as of Fall 1993 along with Trends in Attrition and Retention of Full-Time, First-Time Students, in Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Programs, Classes of Fall 1977 through Fall 1993.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Central Staff Office of Institutional Research.
This study examined trends in attrition and retention of State University of New York students enrolled in both baccalaureate and associate degree programs. A cohort survival analysis was used to evaluate the relative success of the students. Data are based on full-time, first-time and transfer Fall enrollees from 1987 through 1992 and were collected in Fall, 1993. Highlights of the findings include: (1) most full-time, first-time students are taking 5 to 6 years to earn a degree; (2) White and Asian/Pacific Islander students have higher than average graduation rates; (3) more than 18 percent of full-time, first-time students complete an associate degree during the third and fourth years after enrolling; (4) the number of baccalaureate students who earn a degree within 4 years declined through the 1980s and has steadily increased in the 1990s; (5) the percent of associate degree-seeking students who earned degrees in 2 years declined in the 1980s and continues to decline. The vast bulk of the document presents study data in tables organized in four parts. Part 1 covers attrition, retention and graduation information for students in Baccalaureate degree program; Part 2 covers students in associate degree programs; Part 3 includes trend information on baccalaureate students from 1977 through 1993; and Part 4 provides similar trend information for associate degree students from 1977 through 1993. (JB)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Freshmen, College Graduates, College Students, Dropout Rate, Educational Trends, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Public Colleges, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Tables (Data), Transfer Students, Trend Analysis
Office of Institutional Research, State University of New York, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Central Staff Office of Institutional Research.