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ERIC Number: ED095941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-4
Reference Count: N/A
Longitudinal Study and Grade Performance of Students Entering Harper College--Years 1967-1972. Vol. 5, No. 8.
William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.
In a longitudinal study of student performance at Harper College, a sample of full-time and part-time students who enrolled at the college in the fall semesters during the years 1967 through 1972 was studied. The results of the study showed that in 1969 and 1970 more students were leaving before they accumulated 15 hours credit, and fewer were completing the college's programs. The trend was reversed in the later years, with students persisting at higher levels. The average GPA of the students was higher in the last three years than in any of the previous three years. The factor affecting GPA most was age, with students 21 and over earning half a grade point higher average than those students under 21 years of age. In addition, students enrolled in career courses earned about one-fifth of a grade point higher than did those in baccalaureate-oriented courses. The details of the study are provided in three tables. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois