More UT freshman sticking around for sophomore year

Knoxville (WVLT) - More members of the freshman class at the University of Tennessee are sticking around after their first year than previous students.

According to a school survey, 84 percent of full-time freshmen who began classes in the fall of 2006 were still there in November of this year.

That's up from about 82 percent in the previous year.

Retention rates for the decade before 2006 hovered between 75 percent and 80 percent.

UT officials have a retention goal of 90 percent.

Some of the top reasons student didn't return include, the campus is too big and impersonal, it cost too much to attend, and trouble adjusting to college life.

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