HALIFAX - A report on higher education says almost 80 per cent of Maritime students remain enrolled at the same university a year after admission and almost 60 per cent graduate within six years.
The report prepared by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is part of an effort to develop areas of measurement, including persistence and graduation rates and course success.
It found that 39 per cent of students who began studies in 2001 had left university without completing a degree.
However, 19 per cent of those who left after the first year, returned to the same institution within the next five years.
The report also shows that persistence and graduation patterns vary with discipline, gender and region of origin.
For example, women were more likely to have graduated within six years than men.