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ERIC Number: ED129378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-23
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of a Compulsory On Campus Residency Policy upon Academic Achievement for Freshmen.
Mussano, Frank
This study examined the effect of on-campus living upon scholastic achievement, dropout rate, and the number of students placed on academic probation, at York College of Pennsylvania. Forty on-campus residents from the l975-76 freshman class were matched with forty off-campus students with regard to age, sex, intelligence, and marital status. Analysis of academic records revealed that the mean scholastic average of on-campus students was not higher than the average for those off campus, and that attrition and probation rates were not lower for campus residents. In light of these findings, it was recommended that the policy of York College requiring all freshmen to live on campus as an aid to scholastic achievement not be reinstated. Rather, it was suggested that those freshmen wishing to live off campus be released, replacing them with upperclassmen wishing to live on campus. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University