The First Year - University of Winnipeg

The First Year - University of Winnipeg

The First Year Projected enrolment - first draft 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 Conservative or Base Middle Aggressive Agenda Factors influencing retention Who stays What happens when they leave Reason for Going to University (%) 2001 Reason Prepare for spec. job or career Good job Good general education Knowledge in acad. field Prepare for grad/prof. Program Develop broad base of skills Become more cultured

Other/dont know Source: CUSC surveys of first year students All 2004 Peers U of W All Peers U of W 36 37 41 35 37 42 29 27 21 29 27

26 9 9 8 10 10 10 7 7 7 7 7 3 6 6 9 7

7 10 4 3 3 3 4 2 4 4 4 3 2 1 5 7 7 6

6 6 Why this Particular U (% very important reason) 2001 Reason Quality of academic programs Size Good reputation Career-related programs Live close to home Accessible from home Financial Assistance/Scholarship Public Transportation Source: CUSC surveys of first year students 2004 All Peers U of W All Peers U of W 57 27 49 53 33 27 21 16 53 44

49 52 29 25 22 13 50 51 46 46 37 41 21 31 57 25 48 54 37 32 24 22 58 42 51 55 32 39 25 15 62

55 54 53 49 43 38 33 % at first Choice 95 90 85 91 80 75 90 83 82 79 78 70 All Peers

2001 Source: CUSC surveys of first year students 2004 U of W Retention Factors STUDENT BRINGS: UNIVERSITY BRINGS Ability Quality of Academic Commitment Removal of Barriers Program Adjustment/Adaptability Community Plans Programs Ability/Program Quality Retention rates vary by high school grades 50 to 70% averages very similar

Solid Satisfaction with academic programs Retention by High School Ave. 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 52% 59% 62% 69% 73% 78% 20% 10% 0% N/A Source: Alan Chan 50 to < 60 60 to < 70 70 to < 80 80 to < 90 90 to 100 Satisfaction Highlights

2001 % Satisfied/Very satisfied Concern for you as individual Average size of your classes Instructional facilities Library facilities Parking facilities Campus book store(s) Food services Personal safety on campus Source: CUSC surveys of first year students 2004 All Peers U of W All Peers U of W 63 88 88 88 51 84 69 90 72 96 91 96 59 87 70 91 74

99 94 99 30 87 87 89 62 86 88 92 48 84 70 89 70 94 91 92 49 85 72 90 72 97 93 93 23 86 81 92

Agreement Highlights 2001 % Agree/Strongly Agree Satisfied with decision to attend Reasonably accessible outside of class Satisfied with quality of teaching Encourage participation in class Treat students as individuals not just numbers Source: CUSC surveys of first year students 2004 All Peers U of W All Peers U of W 91 86 86 78 75 91 88 90 84 84 91 89 91 87 88 89 85

84 77 72 91 88 89 85 82 91 88 92 82 83 Commitment/Removal of Barriers 50% of early leavers list job as most important reason 70% for first year students in general Most leavers after first year did not intend to stay Clear relationship between # of courses and retention Education students higher retention than others Possible explanation for older students lower retention

Plans on entering University from first year leavers 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 32% 15% 10% 35% 25% 22% 5% 6% 0% Class or two Try it out To get a degree Trans/prof program Other Source: Survey of students who attended in 2002/03 and did not return in 2003/04 Students could name more than one

90% 80% Retention by # of Credits 70% 60% 50% 40% 79% 80% 70% 30% 59% 41% 20% 10% 24% 0% 0 to < 6 Source: Alan Chan 6 to < 12 12 to < 18 18 to < 24 24 to < 30 30 or plus Retention for program and grades 100%

90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 92% 83% 75% 71% 30% 20% 10% 0% 80 to < 90 Source: Alan Chan 90 to 100 Education Others Retention by Age 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 66%

30% 20% 70% 63% 59% 52% 51% 25-29 30+ 34% 10% 0% Source: Alan Chan <18 18 19 20 21-24 Retention by Age and # of Credits

<18 0 to < 6 6 to < 12 12 to < 18 18 to < 24 24 to < 30 30 or plus Source: Alan Chan 43% 29% 41% 0% 27% 100% 18 19-20 21-24 25-29 30+ 27% 23% 18% 33% 31% 40% 37% 40% 48% 58% 52% 69% 69% 63%

59% 72% 75% 75% 71% 82% 73% 81% 76% 60% 18% 46% 78% 69% 77% 74% Adjusting /Community Students generally adjust well Students in residence generally higher retention Visa Students higher Winnipeg higher than rural except Education Adjustment - Academic 2001 2004 All Peers U of W All Peers U of W Meeting academic demands

91 Performing adequately in written assignments 87 Performing adequately in courses requiring mathematical skills 77 Using the library 79 Source: CUSC surveys of first year students 93 89 77 80 90 87 72 78 91 87 75 79 93 88 73 80 92 88 71 74

Adjustment - Community 2001 2004 All Peers U of W All Peers U of W Adjusting to living here (28% response) 87 Feeling as if I belong at university 84 Becoming involved in campus activities 39 Finding suitable, affordable housing (23% response) 77 Finding useful information and resources on careers and occupations 63 Getting academic advice 62 90 87 44 79 64 65 70 84 24 73 58 62 87 83

36 75 58 61 90 87 39 79 58 64 76 85 17 69 53 58 80% Retention by school location 70% 60% 50% 40% 68% 30% 61% 20% 10% 0%

Source: Alan Chan Rural Man Winnipeg 90% Retention by location and High School Average 80% 70% 60% 50% 79% 40% 30% 20% 75% 70% 71% 59% 48% 61% 78% 66%

59% 10% 0% N/A Source: Alan Chan 50-70 70-80 Winnipeg 80-90 Rural Man 90+ 90.00% 80.00% Retention by program and location 70.00% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 82% 82% 30.00%

57% 66% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% Education Source: Alan Chan Rural Manitoba Others Winnipeg Plans/programs 12% of those admitted see themselves in pre-professional programs U of M has many programs with entry in second year Over 50% of full-time students who leave prior to graduation continue in another educational program. Reasons Students gave for leaving Financial Reasons Taking Time off Personal Reasons Moved Found an Employment opportunity Continued Elsewhere Other No response

18 14 19 5 5 58 4 2 Source: 1999/2000 survey Note: when combined with responses from parents 56% continued education elsewhere 14% 11% 15% 4% 4% 46% 3% 2% Educational Destinations 70 60 50 40 65 30 20 20 Other U.

Red River 12 22 10 0 U of Man Source: 1999/2000 survey Other University programs registered 14% Business related (Commerce, etc.) 8% Health technology (Nursing, Hygienist, etc.) 50%+ in second entry programs 44% in programs that are available at U of W 62% subsequently graduated Source: 1999/2000 survey I am satisfied with decision to attend U of W 60 50 40 30 48 Strongly

Agree Agree 24 45 20 10 1 3 Source: 1999/2000 survey Neither 4 0 Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response Conclusion Students generally satisfied with U of W Large #s of Browsers Highest retention occurs where have all of

ability, commitment and community Our impact on retention not limited to the classroom Most full-time students who leave continue education elsewhere

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