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2012

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Ali Radloff

Student retention

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Student Engagement In New Zealand’S Universities, Ali Radloff Sep 2012

Student Engagement In New Zealand’S Universities, Ali Radloff

Ali Radloff

Although the numbers of students entering bachelor level study in New Zealand is growing and is high relative to OECD averages, the number of students leaving with a qualification is low compared to many other countries. Data from the Ministry of Education show that completion rates are relatively low, particularly among certain groups of students. Around one-third of students who began a bachelor degree in 2002 had not completed the degree, or a degree at the same or a higher level, eight years after starting. Completion rates are higher among Asian New Zealand students, but much lower among Maori and ...