ERIC Number: ED312975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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Nontraditional College Students and Grade Point Averages.
Sammons, Shirley F.; Henderson, David L.
Information is presented from a study examining the characteristics of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) undergraduate students with respect to their age and grade point average (GPA). It was hypothesized that there was no significant difference between the GPAs of traditional and nontraditional students at SHSU. The 398 individual subjects were drawn from the population by systematic sample of the 1988 fall semester roster. Study results rejected the hypothesis because the nontraditional students made significantly higher GPA (2.95 versus 2.54) than the traditional students. There was a significant correlation between age and GPA. This could give rise to the possibility that the findings could be generalized to other institutions. If other studies support these findings, it may provide some insight into the academic needs of and changes for nontraditional students. Tables are included. Contains 5 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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