An investigation of retention and its impact of attrition and graduation rates at Tennessee State University

John Cade, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate the reasons why attrition is a major problem at Tennessee State University and to determine if there is a correlation between attrition, retention, and graduation rates. The information provides ways for reducing student dropout rates and the foundation needed for developing a plan to increase student retention. Pearson Product Moment correlations were used to test factors such as academic standing, remedial and development placement, suspension and probation, persistence, and demographics relative to age, race, residency, and gender. The Fall 1991 entering freshman cohort was tracked over a period of six years, Fall 1991 Spring 1997. The results revealed that the correlations were significant at the 0.01. ^

Subject Area

Education, Administration|Education, Higher

Recommended Citation

John Cade, "An investigation of retention and its impact of attrition and graduation rates at Tennessee State University" (1998). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI9943847.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI9943847

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