Determinants and probability prediction of college student retention: new evidence from the Probit model

@inproceedings{Lin2012DeterminantsAP,
  title={Determinants and probability prediction of college student retention: new evidence from the Probit model},
  author={Tin-Chun Lin and William W. Yu and Yi-Chi Chen},
  year={2012}
}
In this study, we adopt the Probit model and employ data on nine new freshmen cohorts at a public regional university to examine predictive factors for students' retention and measure projected probability of retention for an average college student. Results suggest four main findings: 1) high school GPA and class rank are significant positive retention predictors while ACT scores are not; 2) graduating from a larger high school indicates greater likelihood of retention; 3) controlling other… CONTINUE READING

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