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Freshman Class of 2016 Demonstrates Improved Performance in Fall Semester

Undergraduate students in this year's freshman class at The University of Texas at Austin are showing performance gains compared with freshman cohorts in past years, including a 98.5 percent retention rate from fall to spring semester, which is higher than any freshman cohort in the past five years.

Charter Schools No Cure-All for Black Students, Says Study

Despite being promoted as a viable alternative to traditional public schools, privately owned charter schools in Texas have higher attrition rates for black students than comparable urban public schools, says a University of Texas at Austin study.

Engineering Program Awarded for Efforts in Student Diversity

Engineering Program Awarded for Efforts in Student Diversity

A program at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering has been recognized by ExxonMobil Corporation and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for its efforts to increase the school's diversity and to retain underrepresented minority students in four-year engineering degree programs.

Researchers untangle “why” behind exodus of principals from public schools

Researchers untangle “why” behind exodus of principals from public schools

Gilbert Hicks is an anomaly. He's been principal at the same school long enough for a three-year gym membership purchased in 2007 to expire. Twenty or 30 years ago, when a principal took the reins at a school, he was there long enough to see three or four kids in the same family pass through…   » Continue Reading

About 70 Percent of New High School Principals Leave Within Five Years, Study Says

Only about half of newly hired Texas public school principals are staying on the job at least three years and principals in high-poverty schools are leaving the soonest, according to a study out of The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education. Dr. Ed Fuller and Dr. Michelle Young, who are part of the…   » Continue Reading

Cockrell School Receives $220,000-plus to Recruit, Retain Engineering Students

In a state-wide effort to support job-growth opportunities in technology areas, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $221,841 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to recruit and graduate students in engineering.

Survey Looks at Ways to Retain New Community College Students

Preliminary results of the pilot Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) suggest that if more community college students team up with classmates to tackle course requirements and avail themselves of financial aid and advising services, retention rates may improve.