Show simple item record Wainright, Polly 2013-09-12T16:44:46Z 2013-09-12T16:44:46Z 2007-11-16
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) -- Indiana University South Bend, 2007. en
dc.description.abstract Enrollment retention rates are an accepted indicator of a university’s success in providing quality degree programs and learning environments which will lead to a student’s continued enrollment and timely graduation from the university campus. This project will analyze enrollment data from five consecutive years from a state university regional campus, and construct an enrollment retention model using a Markov process. Due to the agreement of confidentiality, the name of the campus will not be revealed. The model will be used to analyze enrollment retention rates for commonly overlooked segments of the student population, as well as the retention rates for specific degree programs, rather than just the retention rates for aggregate incoming freshmen. This additional information will provide an opportunity for enrollment retention committees to focus on improvement for all classifications of students, rather than just the commonly observed freshmen, who are not necessarily representative. The university from which the data has been collected is a regional campus of a state university which has, over the past 40 years, transitioned from an off-campus site, to a two-year community college, and recently, to an autonomous four-year-degree granting institution with graduate programs in planning and student housing under construction. Retention figures tend to be used for comparison against national averages, and against rates of local, as well as similar peer institutions. This project seeks to compare various retention rates within the schools of this campus for the purpose of gaining greater insight into areas where retention might be improved. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Indiana University South Bend en
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dc.subject College attendance--Statistics. en
dc.subject Markov processes. en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic--Indiana--South Bend. en
dc.subject Indiana University South Bend--Dissertations. en
dc.title An Enrollment Retention Study Using a Markov Model for a Regional State University Campus in Transition en
dc.type Thesis en

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