ERIC Number: EJ558375
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
How "Good" Is Your Institution's Retention Rate?
Astin, Alexander W.
Research in Higher Education, v38 n6 p647-58 Dec 1997
National longitudinal retention data on 52,898 students at 65 colleges and universities were used to generate formulas for estimating any institution's expected retention rate based on its students' high school grades, admission test scores, and racial and gender composition. Separate formulas were computed for estimating degree completion rates four, six, and nine years after freshman entry. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Entrance Examinations, Ethnic Groups, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematical Formulas, National Surveys, Predictor Variables, School Holding Power, Scores, Sex Differences, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Time to Degree
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A