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BA retention rates on rise ACER finds

The retention rate for commencing bachelor degree students in Australia has increased from 81 per cent in 2001 to 84 per cent in 2009, while the completion rate has increased from 72 per cent in 2005 to 80 per cent in 2008, according to a research briefing released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The retention rate is a measure of the proportion of commencing students in a given year who continue studying in the following year.

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