ERIC Number: ED187231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Graduation Rates of Freshmen Who Entered Indiana University-Bloomington Between 1970-1974. Research Report Number 18.
Brigman, S. Leellen; Friedman, Charles B.
Graduation rates of the fall semester freshman classes that entered the Bloomington campus of Indiana University between 1980 and 1974 were studied. By examining the percentage of students completing a baccalaureate degree within four years of their matriculation, it was found that the graduation rate from the Bloomington campus significantly declined (40 percent among 1970 freshmen compared to 33 percent of 1974 freshmen). Within the same time periods, there was an increase in the percentage of students who received their degree in the fifth year since matriculation. After the fifth year the total increase in the percentage graduating from the campus was less than 5 percent. Similarly, the increase in the graduation rate from the Indiana University System was never more than 6 percent after the fifth year. By examining the data on Bloomington matriculants graduating from regional campuses, it was found that the total percentage never exceeded 9 percent of a freshman class. There was no trend among the four freshman classes to graduate at a higher rate from regional campuses. Data are also presented on the percentage of students completing other degrees/awards (certificate, Associate of Arts, and other undergraduate nonbaccalaureate degrees). Some comparisons are made to similar data from Iowa. Recommendations are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Educational Certificates, Graduation Rate, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Longitudinal Studies, Statistical Analysis
Indiana University, Bureau of Evaluative Studies and Testing, Bloomington, IN
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Evaluative Studies and Testing.