FURI | Spring 2018

Student Retention

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The objective of this research is to improve the freshman retention of students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The researchers identified characteristics of students who leave Arizona State University after their first year and examined significant factors by building statistical models to predict the causes of student attrition. The intent of these models is to guide advisors and faculty members to recognize at-risk students who have a higher probability of leaving ASU, or switching to non-engineering majors so they can intervene to help retain those students.

Student researcher

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Anas Arafat

Industrial engineering

Hometown: Al-Hudaydah, Yemen

Graduation date: Spring 2018