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ERIC Number: ED058865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 21
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Efficiency Toward Completing Bachelor Degree Requirements at Western Michigan University: A Study Comparing Two-Year College Transfer Students and Native Students Earning Bachelor Degrees in 1970.
Hewitt, Charles F.
The hypothesis that junior college transfer students are not as efficient in completing their degree programs at Western Michigan University (WMU) as students beginning and completing their college education there, was investigated. Efficiency for individual students was defined by five variables: (1) years required to complete degree requirements, (2) terms enrolled in to complete degree requirements, (3) upper-division terms enrolled in after achieving junior status, (4) total credit registered and paid for to complete degree requirements, and (5) accumulated grade point average upon completing degree requirements. The analysis was based on the assumption that excessive years, upper-division terms, and total credits registered and paid for to complete degree requirements were costly to students, parents and tax payers. WMU graduates for 1970 were divided into three classifications: (1) native students; (2) transfer students; and (3) students not designated as native or transfer. Official school records were the data source for comparing native and transfer students on the five variables. Arithmetic means were analyzed using the t test statistic, and results tended to imply that it was not less costly for students to attend a junior college for their first two years. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.