ERIC Number: ED076153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Predictors of Graduation From College.
Three groups of students were analyzed to determine if academic and nonacademic variables would discriminate between students who graduate with honors, those who graduate without honors, and those who drop out of college. Criterion groups were composed of male students from Brown University who entered in 1962, 1963, and 1964 and graduated in 4 years, and those of the same entrants who had dropped out of Brown. A stepwise multiple discriminant analysis program based on academic and nonacademic variables was used to analyze data. The academic variables were secondary school rank in class (SSR), verbal scholastic aptitude (SAT-V), mathematical scholastic aptitude (SAT-M), and the average of College Board Achievement Tests. The nonacademic variables were based on four sets of high school counselor ratings of motivation and academic promise summed up to form an Admission Index and a socioeconomic index called the Environmental Index. Results indicated academic variables were found to be important for distinguishing between graduates with and without honors, while the nonacademic variables were found weakly but significantly to separate regular graduates from dropouts. A 22-item bibliography is included. (MJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, College Students, Dropout Rate, Higher Education, Research, Research Projects
Publication and Information Services Division, The American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.