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Programs for first-year students aim to keep Ohio State’s retention rate above average

January 27, 2015
More than 90 percent of students are deciding to stay at Ohio State after completing their first year of school, about 46 percent higher than the average national retention rate. OSU boasts a first- to second-year retention rate of 93.7 percent for students who started school in fall 2013, said Bernie Savarese, director of First Year Experience. Only 2 percent transfer after the first semester and an additional 4-5 percent leave the university after their second semester, Savarese added. The average national retention rate for four-year public institutions is 64.2 percent, according to the 2014 ACT Institutional Data Questionnaire. Some students choose to leave OSU after the first semester because… Read more

Ohio State applications from home-schooled students rising

February 2, 2014
Home-schooled students could soon become more common at Ohio State with applications on the rise. In a statement from the Office of Enrollment Services, emailed to The Lantern by OSU spokeswoman Amy Murray, said the number of home-schooled student applications has risen significantly over the last several years. “For Autumn 2013, we received 78 applications, which was an increase from the previous year of 45,” Murray said in an email. There usually are only a “handful” of applications from home-schooled students, who follow the same admissions process as other applicants, Murray said. According to a Fall Semester 2013 newsletter from OSU Undergraduate Admissions, OSU saw a nearly 25 percent increase… Read more