ERIC Number: ED431463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Degree Completion and Persistence in Indiana Public Postsecondary Education. 1996 Working Paper.
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
This working paper is a staff paper prepared to elicit discussion of issues as they relate to degree completion and persistence in Indiana's public postsecondary education. This is based on a requirement from the Indiana General Assembly for the Commission of Higher Education to "develop a definition for and report biennially on" degree completion and persistence rates in Indiana postsecondary education. Since that time, three reports have been issued: April 1989, June 1991, and June 1993. This report follows two cohorts of students, totaling 32,534, for a period of time equal to 150% of the expected time to complete a degree by a continuously enrolled full-time student. Finding show that: (1) 51% of baccalaureate degree seeking students completed their degree within six years; (2) 23% of associate degree seeking students completed their degree within three years, while an additional 31% were still enrolled through year three; (3) 27% of the baccalaureate transfer students completed their degree within six years; and (4) the overall second year persistence is measured at 89% for students identified as full-time during their initial year of study. For part-time students, second year persistence is calculated at 58%. Includes 16 figures and 7 tables. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.