Observations on UNF Data
From the FA Strategic Planning Committee
Second year retention rate FTIC has decreased slightly for on campus students from 2013 to 2014 from 83% to 80% and for off campus students from 87% to 82%. On campus housing may not be a predictor variable for retention.
For cohort tracking from 2003 to 2013 for six- year graduation rate, a logistic prediction model identifies high school academic variables, such as GPA, honors or math courses are not significant, but ACT/SAT score is significant with a negative coefficient, meaning high school credentials are not impacting graduation rates much. The question is now ‘what does’? The variables
- College GPA 3.0 or above
- Average 12 or more credit hours taken
- Honors program
- FL student residency status
- Scholarship given (Need based or Non-need based)
- Work Study
- High school AP courses
are all highly significant. Living on campus was not a significant variable.