Standard 8: Student Admissions and Retention
The institution seeks to admit students whose interests, goals, and abilities are congruent with its mission and seeks to retain them through the pursuit of the students’ educational goals.
1) What evidence exists demonstrating that the quality and quantity of the freshman class reflects the vision of the College to become a more residential and scholarly learning community?
- SAT Percentiles and Enrollment Projections 2011-2015
- Enrollment Reports (2.1.6), New Student Enrollment, Enrollment Tracking, Strategic Enrollment Indicators and Enrollment: Adjusting to New Realities
- Carnegie Selectivity Methodology
- Residential Life: Growth and Occupancy, Snapshot by Level and Forecast to 2017
5. Ten Year Trend of incoming First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen: SAT, Retention and Graduation Rates
2) Evaluate the relationship between the current Scholarship Program and enrollment and retention targets. How desirable, necessary and financially sustainable is the current scholarship program?
- Financial Aid Analysis in FY11, Cost Comparison and 2009-10 Loan Indebtedness Snapshot: NJPCIA, 3-Year Trends, and 05-10 changes over time
- Grants Loans and Scholarships FY06-FY11, Five Year Trend of EOF and Stockton Awards, Additional EOF Scholarships, Board of Trustees Distinguished Fellowship Awards, NJSTARSII, Scholarships by School/SAT, Graduate Assistantships and Distinguished Research Fellowships
- Retention and Graduation Rates
- Ten-Year Trend of Retention & Graduation Rate with Four-Year Scholars Data
- 2009 Report on Correlation between Selectivity and Retention Rates
- 2010 ACT Report on Retention in the Four-Year Public Sector
4) How effective are the current retention programs and services? How well are retention goals tied to the Strategic Plan and communicated across the College? How effective are the mechanisms for retention collaboration among Academic Affairs/Student Affairs/Administration and Finance?
- Stockton Retention and Graduation Rates (2.3.3)
- Retention Rate Trends
- Student Quality Undergraduate Active Response Effort (SQUARE) Program
- Coordinated Actions to Retain and Educate (CARE) Program
- Recent literature on retention:
a. New Jersey Public College Retention and Graduation Rates (3.3.2)
b. National Graduation and Retention Rates
c. Research on Retention: Swirl, not Linear (and other topics)
d. Research-supported Retention methods: learning communities, faculty interaction and orientation/transition programs and Stockton LLCs
e. Stockton freshmen are 90% successful (persistence, graduation and transfer)
- Annual Report of Student Affairs: 2009-10 (with Goals)