ERIC Number: ED127877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Four-Year Baccalaureate Completion Rates: A Limited Comparison of Student Success in Private and Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities.
Holmstrom, Engin Inel; Knepper, Paula R.
Presented is information on the educational process, or success, of students attending private and public institutions. It is assumed that the role played by small private liberal arts colleges can be understood only in the larger context of the total higher education domain, public and private. The criterion of student progress is completion of the baccalaureate within four years after college entry. Baccalaureate completion still stands as a significant indicator of success. The criterion also directs federal concern beyond the initial step of providing equal access to higher education toward the more complex and persistent issue of equalizing educational outcomes. Data for the study comes from the American Council on Education's undergraduate longitudinal file, which consists of information on students surveyed first at the time they entered college as first-time, full-time freshmen in the fall of 1968, and followed up four years later in the fall of 1972. Student characteristics taken into account are sex, race, ability, and income. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Policy Analysis Service.