ERIC Number: ED175331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Mature Age Unmatriculated Students. Progress Report No. 3. TERC Research and Development Paper No. 46.
The performance of three groups of mature age unmatriculated students at the University of New South Wales was studied. The first group consisted of 43 students in their second year at the university. Performance of these students was creditable over a wide range of subjects, with a 76 percent clear pass rate. Of the 63 first-year students in the second group, 71 percent passed all subjects attempted. The third group consisted of 45 students over 25-years-old who satisfied a reduced H.S.C. prescription; 73 percent had a clear pass rate in their first year. Comparison showed that all groups performed well, with performances of the mature age students being slightly better than those of the reduced H.S.C. group. The number of courses appeared to affect the grade outcome, with those attempting fewer courses generally making better grades. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). Tertiary Education Research Centre.