Student retention represents a continuous challenge that institutions attempt to address (Braxton, Bray, and Berger, 2000). In addition, the business community faces the problem of finding the talented workforce to fill the growing amount of open IT positions. In order to attract students to IT field, it is important to examine students’ motivation in choosing a major and their retention intention. In this study we surveyed literature on student retention and consult faculty’s view on IS enrollment issues. We contribute to the literature in the following ways: 1) develop IS student retention factors, 2) discuss the implication of IS student retention factors, 3) serve as a tool to assess IS students retention rate.
Zhang, Xiaoni; Raghavan, Vijay; and Martz, Ben, "Investigating IS Student Retention Factors" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 133.