ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Illinois)

by Marianne Dzik, Dean, English, Mathematics and Education

 

Retention Comparison:
First-time, Full-time
Student Cohorts (Based on 10th Day
Enrollments
)
2000/Fall Cohort Retention Rates for all
first-time, full-time students
Retention Rates for
students registered in SFC 1000  
   (On
Course)

Improvement in On Course Students

Fall ’00 – Spring ’01 85.4% 88.1% +2.7%
To Fall, ’01 65.7% 69.0% +3.3%
to Spring, ’02 58.2% 60.7% +2.5%
to Fall, ’02 26.7% 44.0% +17.3%

 

Retention Comparison:
First-time, Full-time
Student Cohorts (Based on 10th Day
Enrollments
)
2001/Fall Cohort Retention Rates for all
first-time, full-time students
Retention Rates for
students registered in SFC 1000  (On
Course)

Improvement in On Course Students

Fall ’01 – Spring ’02 86.8% 92.0% +5.2%
To Fall, ’02 67.2% 71.6% 4.4%
to Spring, ’03 61.1% 64.8% +3.7%
to Fall, ’03 30.8% 48.9% +18.1%

 

Conclusion:The impact of the On Course program on retention became most pronounced in students’ fourth semester. There, retention of On Course students was 17-18% higher than retention of students not in the On Course program.