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ERIC Number: ED536124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep-11
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Attrition Cost Model Instruction Manual
Yanagiura, Takeshi
Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research
This instruction manual explains in detail how to use the Attrition Cost Model program, which estimates the cost of student attrition for a state's higher education system. Programmed with SAS, this model allows users to instantly calculate the cost of attrition and the cumulative attrition rate that is based on the most recent retention and graduation behaviors of students. This document provides readers with a step-by-step guide to use this program while allowing them to learn the concept of attrition cost, its calculation method, and its policy implications. Appended are: (1) How is the "Cost of Attrition" Calculated? (2) SAS Procedure Outline; and (3) Assumptions and Limitations. (Contains 7 tables. Appended tables A-1 through A-6 provide a detailed description of how an attrition cost is calculated.)
Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-403-5410; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research