Retention rates are important metrics for higher education institutions as they can help reflect levels of student satisfaction. This graph was made to show the relationship between Fall 2019 retention rates (pre-Covid) and the selected mode of instruction for Fall 2020 (post-Covid).
Regressional analysis shows there is an insignificant correlation between 2019 retention rates and the modes of instruction. One could think that potentially schools with lower retention rates would look to keep more students by allowing in-person classes, but on average the retention rates are very similar for each group, with hybrid/flex schools slightly leading the way.
In the future, we will be able to look at Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 retention rates to analyze how students responded to their schools selected mode of instruction, and if they significantly moved away from schools opting for online learning.
Summary Statistics: Total:388, In person: 57, Online: 79, Hybrid/Flex: 251
Data Analyst: Kilian Quinn