ERIC Number: ED416794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Time-to-Degree Completion. A System-Wide Survey of Oklahoma College and University Students.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
A study investigated bachelor's degree completion times and related factors for students in Oklahoma higher education institutions. Data were drawn from survey information on 1,399 college freshmen in 1995 and cohort data on the entire freshman population of 37,059 in 1988. Analyses focus on comparison of students' expected and actual time-to-degree (by age, race, gender, and institution type) and on other factors of interest in time-to-degree (student employment, advanced placement courses, College Level Examination Program, course load, and transfer). A separate section discusses factors that may negatively impact time-to-degree not examined in this study (changing majors, extracurricular activities, financial aid, and remediation). Recommendations concerning time-to-degree issues culled from other state and institutional studies are also examined, and this study's recommendations are presented. Appended materials include a brief review of literature on factors influencing degree completion time and a copy of the 1995 degree completion survey. (Contains 45 endnotes.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Advanced Placement, Age Differences, Bachelors Degrees, College Students, Equivalency Tests, Ethnic Groups, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, Remedial Instruction, Sex Differences, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Time to Degree, Transfer Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program