ERIC Number: ED448796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Retention Patterns of NVCC First-Time Students by Selected Characteristics.
Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.
This Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) report examines patterns of fall to spring retention rates of first-time students. The report is divided into five sections: (1) retention rates analyzed by students' educational objectives; (2) retention rates by program placement and award type; (3) retention rates of three cohorts of students: first-time students from fall semester 1996, 1997, and 1998; (4) retention rates of cohorts analyzed by enrollment status; and (5) retention rates of students analyzed by time of attendance (day and/or night). Several retention patterns emerged: students who were 21 years of age or younger, those enrolled full-time, and students who attended both day and night classes had a higher probability of returning to NVCC. Similarly, students who indicated that their academic goal was to transfer to a four-year institution or to earn a degree had higher retention rate than students who indicated that their educational objective was to advance in their current job. Students who were program placed during their first semester and/or intended to be at NVCC for three to four semesters had higher retention rates. (Contains 43 tables and 8 figures.) (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.