ERIC Number: ED459901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
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Retention Rate by Ethnicity. Information Capsule.
This document from the Miami-Dade Community College Office of Institutional Research (Florida) briefly reports student retention rates at the college for the year 2000. Retention rates for degree-seeking students in 2000 increased from 1998 for all major ethnic categories. The year 2000 total college retention rate was 72.5%. Retention rates by ethnicity were: white non-Hispanic 70.1% (an increase of 3.5 percentage points from 1998), black non-Hispanic 73.4%, and Hispanic 72.5%. When students who graduated in the fall term were taken into account, the retention rates were even greater: total college was 76.5%, white non-Hispanic 75.5%, black non-Hispanic 77.1%, and Hispanic 76.4%. Retention rates of new students also increased for all major ethnic categories: total college was 78.3%, white non-Hispanic 73.3%, black non-Hispanic 78.4% (an increase of 2.9 percentage points from 1998), and Hispanic 79.1%. In general, new students showed the highest retention rates among the different categories of enrollment (i.e. new, continuing, other). Includes eight tables reporting the 1996-2000 retention rates (with the exception of 1999 rates, which were excluded due to data anomalies). These retention rate tables are organized according to the students' enrollment category, ethnicity, and college campus. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.