RETENTION Subcommittee - Priority 3
Quantitative Data Analyzed:
1. Retention for New Students Fall 2007 (Includes previous dual enrolled students)
2. Graduation rates become a function of retention rates
Major Findings of Data Analysis:
African American Males are underrepresented in our overall population. They are in addition, the lowest group overall retained. 65% of African American males in 2007 did not return from Fall 07 to Fall 08.
Other Information Regarding the Decision Making Process:
We need to look at course completion (schedules) for non-retained students for Fall 07 and Spring 08.
Suggested Qualitative Data Needed:
Focus Groups: continued focus groups to find out about some of the motivating factors for returning. i.e., Why did they come to CPCC? Why are they staying? Does course sequencing play a role? Does GPA have an impact? Does financial aid play a role?
Need to improve Fall to Fall retention rates for African American Males.