ERIC Number: ED022680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Academic and Non-Academic Variables Related to Persistence, Transfer, and Attrition of Engineering Students.
Van Erdewyk, Zeno Martin
Identified were characteristics of students who persisted in engineering, transferred to another major, or dropped out of college. Four hundred-thirty freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in the College of Engineering at the University of North Dakota were involved in the study during 1965-66. Data on students included American College Test scores, high school and college grades, high school and college course records, parents' socio-economic and educational levels, and questionnaire responses. A study of academic variables revealed that, in general, students remaining in engineering had higher ACT mathematics scores, higher mean high school grades, higher cumulative grade points, and more mechanical drawing in high school than transfers and dropouts. (BC)
Descriptors: Careers, College Science, Doctoral Dissertations, Dropouts, Engineering Education, Grades (Scholastic), Prediction, Transfer Students, Undergraduate Study
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Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; University of North Dakota