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ERIC Number: ED055300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 134
Abstractor: N/A
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College Students: A Revealing Comprehensive Seven-Year Study of 1106 University Freshmen Attrition, Graduation, and Followup.
Hardie, Virginia S.; Anderson, John R.
College Entrance Examination Board Scholastic Aptitude Test decile scores for 1106 university freshmen compared (annually for 7 years) with student achievement, attrition, and graduation showed positive correlation for some academic majors and correlations only at the extremes for other majors. Two hundred, or 36% of all drop-outs, were apparently capable of succeeding in college, and, except for a relatively few outstanding students, achievement was found to represent, in effect, a pass-fail system. After 7 years 539 or 48.7% of the entering group were graduated, 555 or 50.2% were lost by attrition, and 12 or 1.1% were eligible to continue. A follow-up questionnaire showed that 59 or 5.3% of the entering group were graduated from other 4-year colleges and a projection technique indicated that a total of 160 or 28.8% of all drop-outs may have been graduated elsewhere, making an estimated total of 699 or 63.1% of the original class who may have received a bachelor's degree in 7 years. This study cautions against basing academic prediction upon a simplistic use of the total SAT score and supports the independent use of the verbal and mathematical scores in relation to various college majors. (Author)
Counseling Center, Clemson Univ., Clemson, S.C. 29631 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association convention, Atlantic City, N. J., April 4-8, 1971