ERIC Number: ED366283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-6
Reference Count: N/A
Baccalaureate Student Graduation Rates and Time to Degree at Illinois Public Universities.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Low graduation rates and excessive time to degree have cost implications for students, institutions, and the state and raise fundamental questions about priorities. This report examines graduation and time-to-degree rates at 10 Illinois public college and universities; the potential factors affecting graduation and timely completion; and the issue of improving educational quality, and graduation and time-to-degree rates without adversely affecting access to and diversity within public universities. Tables display the proportion of all first-time freshmen who graduate within specific time frames, as well as the proportions by gender within three racial/ethnic groups: Black, Hispanic, and all other students. An appendix provides statistical tables revealing the proportion of first-time freshmen graduating at each Illinois public university campus. These tables show cumulative graduation rates ranging from a high of 77.8 percent to a low of 16.7 percent. They also reveal that, among the students who do graduate, the proportion who graduate within 4 years ranges from a high of about 66 percent to a low of approximately 14 percent. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Black Students, College Students, Educational Quality, Ethnic Groups, Graduation, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Public Colleges, State Colleges, State Universities, Time to Degree, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Note: For related documents, see ED 343 638, ED 350 960-961 and HE 027 140-143.