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In the United States, the national freshmen retention rate is currently at 73.3%, while at Binghamton University, the freshmen retention rate is at 91%. While this percentage is already higher than most institutions, the university would like to continue their efforts in looking for new initiatives to help preserve and increase our overall retention rate. In continuation of the capstone project done last semester, I was provided a data set of non-returning freshmen students from Spring 2016 to identify additional patterns and trends that might emerge. Additional components were included to help supplement and add contrast to the previous capstone project.

Publication Date

Fall 2016


Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration


Capstone Project

Data Limitation? Lack of Access to Data?” Recommendations on Data Compiling for Student Retention at Binghamton University