ERIC Number: ED172694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Persistence to Graduation Patterns Among Freshmen Entering the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1967-72. An Analysis of Variation in Graduation Rates Considering Race, Sex, SAT Scores, Predicted Grade Point Averages, and Final Grade Point Averages.
Sanford, Timothy R.
Students entering the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as freshmen in 1967-72 were followed for approximately six years after their initial enrollment to determine the number who received their bachelor's degrees from the institution. For all six freshmen classes combined, 49.9 percent received their degrees within four years, 64.8 percent graduated within five years, and 67 percent graduated within six years. Women were more likely to graduate and to take somewhat less time to graduate than men. Black students had lower graduation rates than white students, but the rates for blacks have been rising. Students who scored higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test were more likely to graduate and to graduate earlier than students with lower scores. Students with higher predicted grade point averages tended to take less time to graduate, but they were less likely to graduate than students with lower predicted grades. Students who earned higher grades tended to take less time to graduate. Data on graduation rates from other institutions and the results of national surveys are included for comparison. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Office of Institutional Research.