Topic: Retention

Freshman Class of 2016 Demonstrates Improved Performance in Fall Semester

April 8, 2013

Undergraduate students in this year's freshman class at The University of Texas at Austin are showing performance gains compared with freshman cohorts in past years, including a 98.5 percent retention rate from fall to spring semester, which is higher than any freshman cohort in the past five years.

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Charter Schools No Cure-All for Black Students, Says Study

April 11, 2012

Despite being promoted as a viable alternative to traditional public schools, privately owned charter schools in Texas have higher attrition rates for black students than comparable urban public schools, says a University of Texas at Austin study.

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Engineering Program Awarded for Efforts in Student Diversity

March 14, 2011

A program at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering has been recognized by ExxonMobil Corporation and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for its efforts to increase the school's diversity and to retain underrepresented minority students in four-year engineering degree programs.

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Researchers untangle "why" behind exodus of principals from public schools

Feb. 15, 2010

Gilbert Hicks is an anomaly. He's been principal at the same school long enough for a three-year gym membership purchased in 2007 to expire.

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About 70 Percent of New High School Principals Leave Within Five Years, Study Says

Oct. 5, 2009

Only about half of newly hired Texas public school principals are staying on the job at least three years and principals in high-poverty schools are leaving the soonest, according to a study out of The University of Texas at Austin's College of Educa

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