This study attempted to formatively evaluate the effectiveness of new intervention strategies for retaining students in TIP Manila. This study was limited to freshman students. The primary source of study was a researcher-constructed survey questionnaire. Statistical treatment of data made use of simple descriptive statistics like frequency counts, percentage, ranking and means. The independent variables were the profile of the students and the various programs introduced as intervention strategies.
Findings showed that the majority of the respondents were 17 year-old, female students from the Business Education and Engineering courses whose general weighted average ranged from 85%-89%. These respondents came form families with an average monthly income of P20 thousand pesos and below and residing within Metro Manila.
Eight intervention programs were considered in the assessment of the effectiveness of the new intervention programs. Findings showed that out of these eight programs, the Freshman Day Activity was considered as the best intervention program because it obtained the highest frequency of 145, which is equivalent to 24%. On the other hand, the election of class officers was found to be the least liked among the eight because it obtained the lowest frequency of 12, which is only equivalent to 2%.
Different intervention programs were introduced to slow down the increasing number of student transferees from TIP Manila. Findings revealed that the Architecture, Business Education, Computer Science and Maritime Education programs have a decreasing attrition rate while the Colleges of Engineering and Information Technology have a fluctuating attrition rate. However, considering the average attrition rate, TIP Manila has been experiencing a bearable attrition rate.