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National Student Clearinghouse, 2014
This snapshot report provides information on student persistence and retention rates for Spring 2014. Data is presented in tabular format on the following: (1) First-Year Persistence and Retention Rates by Starting Enrollment Intensity (all institutional sectors); (2) First-Year Persistence and Retention Rates by Age at College Entry (all…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Enrollment Rate, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
National Student Clearinghouse, 2018
Of all students who started college in fall 2016, 73.9 percent persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2017, while 61.6 percent were retained at their starting institution. The persistence rate is the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year, while the retention rate is the percentage of students who…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Educational Trends
National Student Clearinghouse, 2016
Of all students who started college in fall 2014, 72.1 percent persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2015, while 60.6 percent were retained at their starting institution. The persistence rate is the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year, while the retention rate is the percentage of students who…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Age Differences, Public Colleges
National Student Clearinghouse, 2017
Of all students who started college in fall 2015, 73.4 percent persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2016, while 61.1 percent were retained at their starting institution. The persistence rate is the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year, while the retention rate is the percentage of students who…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Full Time Students, Part Time Students
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Pilkington, Kevin; Lock, Graeme – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Universities in Australia are offering alternative entrance pathways to attract students from a range of backgrounds. These alternative pathways will undoubtedly be reviewed due to the recommendation in the Review of Australian Higher Education (Bradley, Noonan, Nugent & Scales, 2008) concerning increasing the diversity of university entrants.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Trimmer, Karen; Gower, Graeme; Lock, Graeme – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
The education of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian universities has received considerable attention in both the literature and government policy in the 21st century. The participation and graduation rates for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education Science, Technology, Engineering and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Indigenous Populations, Graduation Rate
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Swanson, Pete; Mason, Shannon – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Since the end of World War II, international leaders have made calls addressing the world language teacher shortage. For almost 70 years, such rhetoric has been advanced, yet world language teacher shortages remain in many countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Shortage
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Forrester, Tricia; Sandison, Carolyn E.; Denny, Sue – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2017
In 2014 we commenced working on the Inspiring Mathematics and Science in Teacher Education (IMSITE) project, aimed at improving mathematics and science education in Australia by improving the recruitment, development, and retention of mathematics and science teachers. In this project we undertook a range of activities, the most exciting of which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics
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Kalsbeek, David H.; Zucker, Brian – New Directions for Higher Education, 2013
Over 35 years of retention theory and literature have acknowledged the importance of institutional and student profiles in accounting for cross-sectional differences in retention and completion rates between types of colleges and universities. The first "P" within a 4 Ps framework of student retention--"profile"--recognizes that an institution's…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Graduation Rate, College Administration, Undergraduate Students
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Byrd, Mark A.; Woodward, Laura S.; Yan, Song; Simon, Naida – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
Institutional research (IR) experts can offer a wealth of knowledge to many campus departments, such as assessment. Utilization of dashboard techniques is a good way to improve the quality of university information that is available to support assessment research and do so in an efficient way. Institutional research at Wayne State University…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, State Universities, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power
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Chan, Catherine W. M.; Bhattacharyya, Prajukti; Meisel, Seth – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
The authors discuss the Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) at University of Wisconsin--Whitewater, which pairs beginning students with mentors as paid research apprentices for one academic year. It seeks to encourage participation of students from underserved groups who are at higher risk of dropping out of college. RAP introduces students to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Fall-to-fall retention and persistence are important early indicators for students working toward degrees and certificates. Data examined by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center indicated that the overall rate for students who began at a community college in fall 2016 and persisted the next fall (enrolled in the same college or…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Two Year College Students, Minority Group Students, School Holding Power
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Osborne, Sam – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
In the remote schooling context, much recent media attention has been directed to issues of poor attendance, low attainment rates of minimal benchmarks in literacy and numeracy, poor retention and the virtual absence of transitions from school to work. The Australian government's recent "Gonski review" ("Review of Funding for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Accountability, Underachievement
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Carpi, Anthony; Ronan, Darcy M.; Falconer, Heather M.; Boyd, Heather H.; Lents, Nathan H. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2013
Retention rates of undergraduates at large urban universities serving minority populations have been problematic, especially among students in science and technology fields. John Jay College of Criminal Justice has designed a cohesive collegiate retention program according to the Tinto model of retention. This article details the strategies…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Van Overschelde, James P.; Saunders, Jane M.; Ash, Gwynne Ellen – Middle School Journal, 2017
The university's teacher preparation program has implemented and continually refined a professional development school program, with extended university-school relationships in its middle-level certification program. This program offers dialogue, targeted learning activities, and intensive field-based experiences to help ease preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Teacher Persistence, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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