An Analysis of Higher Education Retention Across Illinois State University Academic Colleges
The last four years have been remarkable for Illinois State University regarding university enrollment. Three of the last four had record breaking numbers. According to the US Department of Education, ISU continues to be in the top 10% of year over year retention rates in public schools across the country. While the government and university perform studies on retention at the university level, there are not many studies that examine it on an academic college level. This project will study the two largest cohorts of First Time in College (FTC) students at Illinois State University, Fall 2015 and 2016. I will examine year over year retention rates for those two cohorts at the university level and academic college level. I will also study those that leave the university and any relation between their academic college, gender, race, and high school and economic background.
Goodman, Michael, "An Analysis of Higher Education Retention Across Illinois State University Academic Colleges" (2018). University Research Symposium. 66.