Monday, January 25, 2010

TTU Moves To Improve Retention Rate

Tennessee Tech University hopes to improve its retention rate by 8 to 10 percent within about five years. School officials say the figure has been at 72 percent for several years. The retention and graduation rates are already among the highest of Tennessee Board of Regents four-year schools. Several new or newly redesigned retention efforts are being used, including the revamping of the first floor of the Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library to create a learning commons; creating what are called "learning villages" in residence halls; and tweaking the University 1020 (First Year Connections) course to meet student needs better.