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Student Retention Survey

The 2013 OSU Student Retention survey was implemented on behalf of the Retention Task Force by the Office of University Assessment and Testing. The full report is available here.

The survey was designed to answer important questions about retention, including:

  • Do non-retained students enroll in other institutions? If so, which institutions?
  • Are there differences between retained and non-retained students in peer-group interactions, interactions with faculty, academic experiences, advising, support services, commute time, or work status?
  • What do students say is their primary reason for leaving OSU? What could OSU have done to keep these students at OSU?

The absolute response rate on the survey was 39.1%. After removing those who were unreachable (no valid phone number), the adjusted response rate was 44.5%.