ERIC Number: ED431349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-8
Reference Count: N/A
Persistence, Graduation, and Time-to-Degree.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This study analyzed data from the Illinois Shared Enrollment and Graduation Information System concerning attendance and graduation patterns of two groups: students who entered Illinois public universities as first-time freshmen between 1987 and 1992 and students who had graduated from Illinois public universities by spring 1998. Major findings included: (1) the number of minority first-time students and minority persistence both increased; (2) about 26 percent of first-time students graduated in four years; after six years, 56 percent had graduated; (3) about 9 percent of students were still enrolled six years after entering as freshmen; (4) six-year graduation rates for minority students were substantially lower than those of all students, but their graduation rates improved over longer periods; (5) 1998 graduates enrolled about 12 terms before graduating; (6) graduation and persistence rates for the 1992 freshman class were lower than those for the 1987 class; and (7) although having larger numbers of part-time students increased an institution's overall time-to-degree rate, the size of this effect was not clear. Tables provide detailed data on graduation and persistence of all students, and of black and Hispanic students specifically; pathways and time-to-degree of graduates; and changes in graduation and persistence rates between 1987 and 1992 freshmen classes. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students, College Graduates, College Outcomes Assessment, Data Collection, Graduation, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, State Universities, Time to Degree
Web site: http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/Board9020Items/1999
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois