ERIC Number: ED068038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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The Effects of College on Student Dropout. Final Report.
Kamens, David H.
This study was conducted to determine if colleges achieve direct effects on students' chances of graduation from college in five years as a result of variation in their organizational structures. The contextual findings of the study are: (1) the general quality of educational resources has no impact on graduation chances; (2) faculty attention per demand has a small positive effect on men's graduation rates from their initial college and a small negative impact on women's completion rates, although it does increase women's likelihood of obtaining a B.A. from another institution in five years; (3) size has no consistent impact on graduation chances for either men or women, but greater numbers of undergraduate majors have a modest negative impact on graduation from initial college on both men and women; and (4) mean hours per school spent in extracurricular organizations per week has a small but consistent impact on the graduation chances of males and females from their first college. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Center for Applied Social Research.