ERIC Number: ED217792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Graduation Rates of Indiana University Freshmen, 1970-1977, with Race and Sex Information.
Brigman, S. Leellen; And Others
The graduation rates of the fall semester freshman classes that entered the Indiana University Bloomington (IU) campus between 1970-1977 (excluding 1973) were examined, and the results of a 1975 survey were extended. In addition, the current analysis examines the graduation rate of each class in relation to student race and sex, and new comparative information from other Big Ten universities is also presented. Attention is directed to the number of matriculants and the cumulative percentages of each freshman class who received any undergraduate degree from the Bloomington campus and the IU system by years since matriculation. The freshman class of 1970 had the highest 4-year, 5-year, and overall graduation rate of all the classes. While the percentage of Bloomington students completing an undergraduate degree declined from a high of 40 percent (for the 1970 freshman class), it appeared to be leveling off at about 35 percent (39 percent for the IU system). The graduation during the fifth year since matriculation increased from a low of 8 percent to a high of 13 percent for the Bloomington campus, and from 10 to 16 percent for the system. In every case the fifth year increases were greater for males. As a group, whites graduated at a higher rate than either black or other minority students. The graduation rate of minority females was generally higher than that of minority males in both the Bloomington and systemwide data. Comparative data from the University of Iowa; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Michigan State University; and the University of Michigan are reviewed. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Graduation Rate, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, School Surveys, Sex Differences, Undergraduate Study, White Students
Bureau of Evaluative Studies and Testing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Evaluative Studies and Testing.