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Vol. 06-07, No. 3   August 24, 2006


Retention Rates for First-Time Freshman Business Students by Campus Residence Status
This report contains information about Fall-to-Spring and Fall-to-Fall retention rates for first-time freshman business students, by campus residence status at Tennessee Technological University. Each cohort consists of all first-time, full-time business freshmen who entered the University in the Fall semester or the immediately preceding Summer.

Below is a summary of retention rates for three residence categories:  Jobe Hall, Other Residence Halls, and Off Campus.  These summary rates were calculated as weighted averages for the new freshman business majors of Fall 2002, Fall 2003, and Fall 2004.  Following the summary information are Tables 1, 2, and 3, which provide detailed information for the three categories of campus residence status.

Tables 1, 2, and 3 are mutually exclusive.  Students are grouped according to their campus residence status and residence hall, if applicable, in their first Fall term.  Retention information is about retention at the University and not necessarily retention within the original residence hall or campus residence status, or within a program of study in the College of Business.  Some freshmen migrate from the original residence hall to another residence hall, and some freshmen migrate to another program of study.

As shown in the tables below, the Fall-to-Spring retention rate of first-time freshman business students in Jobe Hall was nearly 88 percent, and the rate for other residence halls was nearly 91 percent.  The rate for first-time freshman business students residing off campus was 87 percent.  For Fall-to-Fall retention, the rate was approximately 66 percent for first-time freshman business students in Jobe Hall and 74 percent for other residence halls, while the rate for off-campus first-time freshman business students was 68 percent.


Fall-to-Spring Retention Rate for First-Time Freshman Business Students
What percentage of first-time freshman business students in Fall semester return
for their Spring semester at Tennessee Tech?
Percent
Retained
Jobe Hall 87.83%
Other Residence Halls 90.71%
Off Campus 87.44%
One-Year Retention Rate for First-Time Freshman Business Students
What percentage of first-time freshman business students return for their second 
year at Tennessee Tech?
Percent
Retained
Jobe Hall 66.28%
Other Residence Halls 74.13%
Off Campus 68.03%


Note:    Comparative information about retention rates for all first-time freshmen by campus residence status can be found in IR Series, Vol. 05-06, No. 33, "Retention Rates for First-Time Freshmen by Campus Residence Status."   Retention rate information for the entire cohort of first-time freshmen in the College of Business is available in IR Series, Vol. 05-06, No. 24, "Retention Rates for First-Time Freshmen by Unit."



Table 1:     Jobe Hall
Entering First First Second Second Third Third
Fall Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
Class Term Term Term Term Term Term
2003 43 38 28 24 21 22
    88.37% 65.12% 55.81% 48.84% 51.16%
2004 43 36 29 29    
    83.72% 67.44% 67.44%    
2005 29 27        
    93.10%        
Weighted          
Average:   87.83% 66.28% 61.63% 48.84% 51.16%
Table 2:     Other Residence Halls
Entering First First Second Second Third Third
Fall Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
Class Term Term Term Term Term Term
2003 60 53 41 41 39 38
    88.33% 68.33% 68.33% 65.00% 63.33%
2004 83 78 65 61    
    93.98% 78.31% 73.49%    
2005 83 74      
    89.16%        
Weighted          
Average:   90.71% 74.13% 71.33% 65.00% 63.33%
Table 3:     Off Campus
Entering First First Second Second Third Third
Fall Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
Class Term Term Term Term Term Term
2003 67 58 51 46 44 43
    86.57% 76.12% 68.66% 65.67% 64.18%
2004 80 71 49 48    
    88.75% 61.25% 60.00%    
2005 60 52      
    86.67%        
Weighted          
Average:   87.44% 68.03% 63.95% 65.67% 64.18%




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