Here comes the drop: university drop out rates and increasing student retention through education


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Author: Shipley, Blake; Walker, Ian


One fifth of first-year university students drop out of their degrees across Australia each year. While it has traditionally been the responsibility of high schools to help young people explore their further education options, universities also have a role to play in educating future students at the high school level in order to increase retention rates and ensure young people are benefiting from their university experience. This report explores this issue and helps universities create a better strategy to reduce student dropout rates. The data for this report stems from four national...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Students; Participation

Keywords: Institutional role; Survey; Career guidance; Dropout; Student retention

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Sydney, New South Wales]: Year13 and YouthSense, 2019

Physical description: 10 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 138.741

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