Retention of Adult Students in a Competence-Based Individualized Degree Program: Lessons Learned
Study of an adult degree program used enrollment data 1986-96, course progression data 1990-95, and surveys of 140 enrolled and 250 not enrolled students. Three-fourths of those who graduated 1988-94 did so within three years; retention was most difficult in the self-directed and research phases; women's graduate rate was higher.
Miriam Ben-Yoseph , Patrick Ryan & Ellen Benjamin (1999). Retention of Adult Students in a Competence-Based Individualized Degree Program: Lessons Learned, The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 47:1, 24-30, DOI: 10.1080/07377366.1999.10400362