Flagler looks at how to raise retention rates
By Richard Harris
Tyler Jonas sits in a 300-seat classroom at Florida State University, sometimes wearing a Flagler College ball cap or T-shirt.
Jonas is one of hundreds of students who transfer from Flagler College each year.
Last year, the college lost 346 students. Of those, 110 were freshman who did not return for their sophomore year.
“Where did they go? Why did they come here to begin with and why did we lose them?” said Dean of Student Services Daniel Stewart.
Colleges across the nation are dealing with the issue of lower retention rates, and Flagler is no exception.
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Why can’t we use our own fridges in the dorms?
By Alicia Nierenstein
Flagler College found a brand of refrigerators that was proficient for the school’s electrical needs in the Fall of 2005.
“There was such a high demand for these refrigerators, and after finding a brand that was electrically efficient for this building, we saw that we could do this,” Assistant Dean of Student Services Dirk Hibler said.