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Carol S. Stwalley, Ph.D., P.E. Diversity & Inclusion Data Analyst WHY URM STUDENTS LEAVE PURDUE December 2, 2013 STORY BEHIND THE STORY SURVEY UNDERTAKEN.

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1 Carol S. Stwalley, Ph.D., P.E. Diversity & Inclusion Data Analyst WHY URM STUDENTS LEAVE PURDUE December 2, 2013 STORY BEHIND THE STORY SURVEY UNDERTAKEN IN FALL 2012/WINTER 2013 BY THE MMPD

2 RETENTION Historically, Underrepresented Minority (URM) students are retained at a lower rate than the cohort as a whole. OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

3 URM RETENTION FOR FALL st BS1 st AssocEnrolledDropped Dropped PercentVol With Vol With Percent Black or African American %13915% Hispanic/Latino %11213% Other %2912% TOTAL URM , %28014% Female %15416% Male %12612% Residential %14613% Non-Residential %13416% Fall Fall 2011 Cohorts OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

4 STANDING AT DEPARTURE OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

5 QUESTIONNAIRE PROTOCOL 1.MMPD directors obtained student list with known contacts and retention/grade info from Dr. Stwalley 2.Directors were responsible for trying three time to reach each student on their list 3.For students that were reached, the directors read through the questions on a Qualtrics survey. Answers could be: a.written as students answered and then entered into Qualtrics b.typed directly into Qualtrics as student answered OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

6 SURVEY DEMOGRAPHICS Dropped Dropped PercentVol With Vol With Percent Black or African American79.3%2619% Hispanic/Latino35.1%2724% Other526%414% Female57.3%2919% Male1012%2822% Residential1211%3423% NonResidential317%2317% OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

7 MAJOR REASON FOR LEAVING OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

8 MAJOR REASON COMPARISON Comparing Major Reason of Voluntarily Withdrawn and Dropped Students Voluntarily Withdrawn Dropped

9 FEELING PART OF PURDUE OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

10 SATISFACTION WITH EXPERIENCE AT PURDUE OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

11 DEGREE ASPIRATIONS OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

12 SPECIAL THANKS TO PHONE SURVEYORS Dr. G. Christine Taylor, Vice Provost Diversity & Inclusion Ms. Guadalupe Acosta-Roberts, Director Liberal Arts Student Diversity Initiatives – Liberal Arts Dr. Darryl Dickerson, Associate Director Engineering Minority Engineering Program - Engineering Ms. Terri Donald, Administrative Assistant (Science) Office of Diversity & Inclusion and (Science) Ms. Teresa Eloff, Associate Director of Student Services Health & Human Sciences Director of Undergraduate Recruitment– Health & Human Sciences Dr. Zenephia Evans, Director Science Multicultural Science Program - Science Ms. Lynette Flagge, Director Education Diversity Initiatives - Education Ms. Allene Manning, Assistant Director Engineering Minority Engineering Program - Engineering Ms. Antonia Munguia, Director Technology Technology Diversity Program - Technology Dr. Carol Stwalley, Retention & Recruitment Analyst Engineering Minority Engineering Program - Engineering Ms. Linnette White, Director Pharmacy Multicultural Programs - Pharmacy OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

13 QUESTIONNAIRE Withdrawn: What was the most significant factor in your decision to leave Purdue? – OR – Dropped: What was the major factor that led to your being dropped from Purdue? Were there any other factors? Were you admitted to the first choice college at Purdue? Did you feel part of the Purdue community while you were here? Did you seek help or support from any offices/individuals while you were on campus? Did anyone reach out to you? (staff or professors) Were any of these people able to assist you? What were you most satisfied with or successful at while you were at Purdue? What was your average class load while at Purdue?- and -How many hours per week did you study? How many weekends did you stay on campus per month? - and - What took you away from campus when you left? (family matters, boy/girl friend, job off campus, etc) Knowing what you know now, what could you have done differently? - and - What could Purdue have done to assist you?. Are you attending school somewhere else? If yes, do you feel more successful there? Why? Are you planning to come back? - and - If yes, and there were financial difficulties mentioned - Do you have a financial plan to continue?

14 DESIRE TO RETURN TO PURDUE OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION


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