Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
The first two years are the most critical years for retaining engineering students. To get a better understanding of the factors impacting engineering student retention, an electronic survey was implemented to cover educational status, reasons for choosing engineering, individual feedback on program, areas of improvement, and demographic information. This survey builds upon institutional data and a previous survey sent to non-retained students. The survey was given in Engineering Mechanics: Statics to capture a statistically relevant sample of 3rd to 4th semester Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering students. This paper will summarize the results of the survey and discuss related program improvements that could potentially increase retention rates.
H. Gorakhki, M. R., & Catton, K., & Huq, N. A., & Marchese, A. J., & Baker, D. W. (2018, June), Identifying Factors for Retention of Engineering Students in the First Two Years Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30594
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