Murray State University Office of Retention
In this edition of Racer Retention, we compare our first year population to our second by the numbers. We've also included MAP-Works Monday, a staff highlight, student's success story, and helpful tips for using MAP-Works.
By the Numbers
First Year Students vs. Sophomore Students
How many of your scheduled classes have you attended this term? Answered: I attended all my classes.
First Year: 44% vs. Sophomore: 61%
To what degree are you the kind of person who: Studies on a regular schedule. Answered: Moderately to Extremely
First Year: 81% vs. Sophomore: 88%
What do you think your GPA will be this term? Answered: As and Bs
First Year: 81% vs. Sophomore: 86%
Average Earned Fall GPA.
First Year: 2.49 vs. Sophomore: 2.73
Overall, please rate your experience at this institution.
First Year: 77% vs. Sophomore: 83%
A special thank you goes to those involved in the event:
- SG Carthell
- Men's Racer Basketball Team
- Ewa Wantulok
- Huan Hu
- Tara Hawthrone
- Evie Swanson
- Brittney Stinnett
- Kaitlin Chiaventone
- Dorothy Ramsey
- David Wilson
- Paul Lucko
- Dana Howard
MAP-Works Tips and Tricks
Click the button to learn how to send a email a student through the MAP-Works.
- Lisa O'Neal, Coordinator of Distance Learning & Special Academic Projects
My experience with the Retention Office has been very rewarding to say the least. I cannot fully express in words how much they have helped me along my way. By getting involved to being on my toes when it comes to school.
One day I was feeling pretty stressed out and realized I wasn’t reaching my goals that I knew I was capable of doing. I needed guidance and advice to find more ways to be successful in college, which is exactly what I received by going to their office. One thing I really noticed was anytime I needed to speak with them, they were always available to talk to me no matter what it was regarding.
Last year, Dr. Mantooth had suggested that I try being a First Year Leader. I thought about it, decided to do it, and loved it. This year I am going to be a First Year Leader Captain. Being able to reach out and help new students who aren’t familiar with campus life is a good feeling by itself. I know I’m helping them get the best experience they can at Murray State.
- Casey Farley, Sophomore at MSU