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Student Success. Student Success. Retention and Student Success at UMKC. Why Retention Matters. Why is Retention Important?. When students are successful it benefits the student as well as their community; earning potential and career opportunities increase with the level of education. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Student SuccessStudent Success

    Retention and Student Success at UMKC

  • Why Retention Matters

  • Why is Retention Important?When students are successful it benefits the student as well as their community; earning potential and career opportunities increase with the level of education.Departments are losing top performing students.Retaining students is less expensive than recruiting new students.First year persistence and graduation rates are standard measures of academic quality as well as measures of institutional effectiveness.

  • National Retention and Graduation Rates

  • National Retention at a GlanceImproved freshmen persistence increases the likelihood that students will complete a program of study and graduate. This creates an important link between persistence and graduation rates.Freshman year is the most critical period for student retention; approximately 20% of students are not retained their second year. Approximately 41% of all college students drop out within 6 years of entry.Although we are focusing heavily on freshmen persistence, the ultimate goal is to improve student success and retention at every level and, ultimately, our graduation rates.

  • National Attrition Rate by Year in CollegeFirst Year 20%Second Year10%Third Year9%

  • Source: CSRDE, 2009-10 Cohort from Public institutions with undergraduate enrollment from 5,000 to 17,999National Graduation Rates in Public Institutions by Selectivity

    Selectivity1st Year Persistence Rate4 Year Graduation Rate5 Year Graduation Rate6 Year Graduation RateHighly Selective84.9%47.2%64.6%67.9%Selective77.0%29.0%48.5%54.1%UMKC70.7%18.8%32.0%44.4%Moderately Selective72.6%21.8%39.9%45.3 %Less Selective69.6%15.5%31.2%37.8%

  • Retention and Graduation Rates at UMKC

  • Average Rates of Cohort Departure for Fall 2000-Fall 2009 Cohorts

  • UMKC Persistence Rates

  • Retention and Graduation of Minority Students are of Particular ConcernRetention and graduation rates are consistently lower for under-represented students

  • Source: Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange, 2000-08 cohorts at 86 selective public institutionsNational Retention and Graduation by Minority Status

    Selective/Public Institutions1st Year Retention Rate4 Year Grad Rate5 Year Grad Rate 6 Year Grad RateUMKCUMKCUMKCUMKCAmerican Indian66.1%53.5%14.6%3.6%29.3%8.7%34.5%14.3%Black78.1%64.5%23.0%9.5%41.7%22.0%47.9%26.2%Hispanic76.0%69.3%20.9%11.9%40.4%17.8%47.6%31.9%Asian83.0%82.6 %23.2%13.6%45.5%23.2%55.6%60.9%Nonresident International77.7%83.2 %32.5%33.7%48.5%51.1%53.2%57.6%White77.9%68.7 %31.1%21.2%51.1%34.8%56.4%45.0%All Average78.0%69.3%29.1%18.3%49.0%31.2%54.8%43.9%

  • 4 Retention Myths

  • Myth #1Myth: UMKC students are not good students or not as good as students at other urban institutions. Reality: Incoming UMKC freshmen have high school performance and standardized test profiles similar to peer institutions.

  • UMKC Peer Comparison

    ACTAcceptancePersistenceGraduationTop 10%HS GPA25th- 75thRateRateRateUMKC31%3.321-2862%72%45%SUNY at Buffalo28%3.323-2852%88%66%Temple21%3.421-2761%87%67%Illinois - Chicago28%--21-2663%79%54%Cincinnati22%3.422-2767%83%55%George Mason21%3.622-2863%85%63%UAB27%3.521-2784%78%39%Louisville25%3.521-2873%78%48%USF35%3.723-2848%84%48%VCU16%3.421-2659%83%51%

  • Myth #2Myth: A large proportion of UMKC students are admitted to the university by exception. Reality: On average, UMKC admits 28% of an incoming class by exception.

  • Proportion of Freshmen Students Admitted by ExceptionUMKC Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning

  • Summary of Nature of DeficienciesUMKC Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning

    Number of StudentsPercentage of Students(a)(b)(a)(b)NotNotNotNotMeetingMeetingMeetingMeetingCoreACT/ClassCoreACT/ClassCourseRankBoth (a)CourseRankBoth (a)CampusTotalCriterionCriterionand (b)CriterionCriterionand (b)MU5,638 671 362 130 11.9% 6.4% 2.3% UMKC820 86 69 73 10.5% 8.4% 8.9% S&T1,075 107 24 3 10.0% 2.2% 0.3% UMSL379 100 42 32 26.4% 11.1% 8.4% System7,912 964 497 238 12.2% 6.3% 3.0%

  • Percentage of Students Missing High School Core CoursesUMKC Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning

    ForeignSocialCampusEnglishFine ArtsLanguageMathScienceStudiesMU2.0% 3.5% 3.6% 6.5% 1.0% 1.1% UMKC2.3% 2.6% 8.2% 11.1% 1.6% 2.2% S&T2.4% 2.8% 5.4% 2.9% 0.6% 1.1% UMSL17.7% 6.1% 6.6% 24.3% 3.4% 6.1% System2.9% 3.4% 4.5% 7.3% 1.1% 1.5%

  • Myth #3Myth: UMKC freshmen are working too many hours. Reality: UMKC freshmen do NOT work significantly more than the national average for freshmen in urban institutions.

  • UMKC Freshmen Who Work >10 hours Comparison to Urban UniversitiesSource: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

  • UMKC Freshmen Who Work On-Campus vs. Off-CampusSource: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

  • Myth #4 Myth: UMKC freshmen do not perform well academically; most non-persistors receive academic disqualification.Reality: Well over half of the freshmen who leave UMKC leave in good standing. 56% leave with an overall GPA of 2.0 or above. 28% leave with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.

  • Source: UMKC Institutional Research, Assessment & PlanningGPAs of First-time, Full-time Freshmen Who Left UMKC in 2009

  • Source: College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success. Alan Seidman, Editor.

  • We must build partnerships across campus. Student success takes the collaborative efforts of all members of the campus, faculty, staff and administration.

    Vincent Tinto, Leaving College

    ***Students have a right to receive access to the tools and resources to support their expectation for success. We have an obligation to do all in our power to enhance their success and help them attain a degree

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