ERIC Number: ED414968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Term-to-Term Retention. Prince George's Community College Office of Institutional Research and Analysis. Enrollment Analysis.
Clagett, Craig A.
A study was undertaken at Maryland's Prince George's Community College to determine term-to-term retention rates for the four cohorts of first-time freshmen entering in fall 1990 (n=2,643), fall 1991 (n=2,251), fall 1992 (n=2,563), and fall 1993 (n=2,419). Two measures of retention were determined: the percentage of students who enrolled the subsequent semester and the percentage of students who returned for at least one term by fall 1996. Study findings included the following: (1) for the fall 1990 cohort, 61% also enrolled in spring 1991, while 73% enrolled in at least one later term; (2) 44% of the fall 1990 cohort also enrolled in fall 1991; (3) term-to-term retention rates for the remaining cohorts were 60% for the fall 1991 cohort, 58% for the fall 1992 cohort, and 60% for the fall 1993 cohort; (4) the percentage of students who attended at least one later term by fall 1996 was 70% each for the fall 1991, fall 1992, and fall 1993 cohorts; and (5) in general, less than half of the students starting in the fall return for the following fall and less than a third persist beyond three years. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.