College for Professional Studies
Master of Arts
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
This study examined the cases of all traditional-aged undergraduate students departing Regis College, a division of Regis University, a private, Jesuit institution in Denver, Colorado, during the 2008-2009 academic year. Data from student withdrawal surveys were analyzed to decipher the reasons why students leave Regis College. Research unearthed that the current withdrawal survey form provides insufficient and misleading information about students' reasons for leaving Regis College. 20 percent of students left for medical reasons, with 16 percent departing for unknown reasons and 15 percent for financial reasons. These data indicated that modifications to the withdrawal survey, the withdrawal process, and the overall retention effort would be needed in order to capture more data and improve the retention rate.
Date of Award
© Stacey Green
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Green, Stacey M., "Dissecting Departure: a Study of Student Withdrawal Surveys at Regis University" (2010). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 29.