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Institutional Research Reports

2022

 

 

 

This research brief examines the implementation of the First Year Early Alert Pilot Project in the spring 2022 semester at UC Merced. The project identifies for intervention students who have late or missing submissions across their portfolio of courses or a lack of engagement with the LMS more generally.

 

 

 

This report investigates the relationship between events and application yield for the Fall 2022 admissions cycle.

 

 

 

This report examines the self-reported reasons why students chose whether to attend UC Merced, though examination of survey responses after students file (or decline to file) a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).

 

 

 

This report investigates the relationship between email engagement and admissions yields, including applying and submitting the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).

 

 

 

This brief examines the relationship between applicant characteristics and enrollment melt after submission of intent to register. Melt increased (and conversely, enrollment decreased) in recent years, particularly in the Fall 2020 enrollment cycle.

 

 

 

This brief examines the relationship between applicant characteristics and submission of intent to register. SIR yields decreased in recent years, particularly in the Fall 2020 enrollment cycle. We examined the relationship between SIR and applicants’ demographic and academic characteristics, as well as admission to sister UC campuses.

 

 

 

This brief describes the results of an analysis conducted using a decision tree methodology to answer the question: What are the best opportunities for improving the 1-year retention rate for incoming frosh at UC Merced?

 

2021

 

 

 

This report is an analysis of the 1-year retention and graduation rates of Guardian Scholars, a program that provides support services to students who have been in the foster care system and/or experienced homelessness.

 

 

 

This report analyzes the performance differences between students in an LLC in the SNS, students in a non-SNS LLC, and students not in an LLC.

 

 

 

This analysis was conducted to inform UC Merced faculty, staff, and administration about how student responses on the 2018 UCUES can help us understand why students stopout (i.e., are not retained) at UC Merced.

 

 

 

Outcomes for Lower Division Transfer students improved with stricter admissions criteria (Fall 2012 and later cohorts), with improvements across all measures (first year retention, graduation rates, time to degree, and cumulative second semester GPA).

 

 

 

This report examines one-year retention of Frosh students who enrolled in summer courses prior to the first term, compared to Fall 2019 entering Frosh who did not enroll in summer courses.

 

2020

 

 

 

This report examines outcomes for participants in the Fiat Lux program, specifically retention and GPA. The Fiat Lux program serves income eligible, first-generation students at UC Merced.

 

 

 

This report investigates course enrollments during the Spring 2020 semester taken by undergraduate students. Specifically, it examines course enrollments of undergraduate students in Spring 2020 to learn about the prevalence of P/NP enrollments, and patterns across course types and schools.

 

2019

 

 

 

IRDS conducted an analysis to examine common academic characteristics for graduates from the fall 2012 frosh cohort who graduated within 4 years.

 

 

 

This report examines outcomes for participants in the Fiat Lux program, specifically retention and GPA.

 

 

 

This report investigates students from the Fall 2005-2013 entering Frosh cohorts who changed declared majors at least once during their time at UC Merced.

 

 

 

This report describes the characteristics and post-UC Merced educational enrollments of High Unit Leavers - defined as students who left UC Merced with 90 or more completed units (i.e., Senior class standing).

 

 

 

This brief examines the relationship between students' California Region of Origin and one-year retention to inform whether a shift in student origin proportions may be contributing to lower retention rates.

 

 

 

This report examines UC Merced's Academic Standing Policy, in particular, academic probation and subject to dismissal statuses - collectively referred to as poor academic standing.

 

 

 

This report examines the impacts of UC Merced's Academic Standing Policy, in particular subject to dismissal status, on undergraduate student success.

 

 

 

This report examines the impacts of UC Merced's Academic Standing Policy, in particular academic probation status, on undergraduate student success.

 
 

 

 

This report examines two-year retention rates for participants in the Fiat Lux program. The Fiat Lux program serves students who are first generation and low income, and these criteria were used to produce a comparison group.

 

 

 

This report describes the characteristics and subsequent enrollments of High Achieving Leavers (HALs) who left UC Merced while in good academic standing, and with a high cumulative GPA (over 3.5).

 

 

 

This report investigates "What do we know about students who leave UC Merced without a degree?", "Where do they go?", and "What do they do next?"