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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

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2001

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Analysis Of Freshmen Retention: Fall 1998 To Fall 1999. Executive Summary, Carl Simpson, Sharon Schmidtz, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Oct 2001

Analysis Of Freshmen Retention: Fall 1998 To Fall 1999. Executive Summary, Carl Simpson, Sharon Schmidtz, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

INTRODUCTION In fall of 1998, Western enrolled 2199 new freshmen; in the fall of 1999, 1725 of them returned, for a 78.4% retention rate. This study examine what influences freshman retention and also grade point average, the key indicator of academic adjustment and by far the most powerful predictor of retention. The orientation of this analysis, like all those performed by the Office of Institutional Research and Resource Planning, is toward policy. We seek to develop knowledge that may help Western serve its students and the public better-in this case by improving early academic adjustment and increasing retention. All ...