ERIC Number: ED431481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-12
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Degree Completion and Persistence in Indiana Public Postsecondary Education, 1990 Entering Freshmen: Biennial Report to the General Assembly.
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
This report tracks the degree completion and persistence rates of freshmen entering an Indiana public college or university in Fall 1990. Entering freshmen are defined using data provided by the institutions in the Student Information System as first-time freshmen enrolling in the Fall 1990 enrollment term. Statistics on degree completion, second-year persistence, institutional degree completion and persistence, student dropout rates, performance objectives, student transfer rates, and degree objectives are included. Statistics are presented based on a number of variables such as degree objective (baccalaureate degree, associate degree, or certificate), ethnic background, age, sex, residence status, and financial aid status. Some of the highlighted findings include: (1) for 1990 baccalaureate-seeking freshmen, 45% completed their degree within 6 years; (2) for 1990 associate-seeking freshmen, 17% completed their degree within 3 years; (3) across all entering fall 1990 freshmen, 72% returned in the second year; (4) the dropout rate for all entering 1990 freshmen was 20%, for certificate-seeking students it was 39%, for associate-seeking students it was 32%, and for baccalaureate-seeking students it was 14%; and (5) of all fall 1990 freshmen, 18% transferred to another public Indiana campus before completing any degree. Contains 18 figures and 28 tables. (AMA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana