Information Item #4: Submitted by the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (2015/2016- Dec)

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

  1. College GPA 3.0 or above
  2. Average 12 or more credit hours taken
  3. Honors program
  4. FL student residency status
  5. Scholarship given (Need based or Non-need based)
  6. Work Study
  7. High school AP courses
are all highly significant. Living on campus was not a significant variable.