ERIC Number: ED443373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Cross-Sectional Study of Graduation Rates by Major for the NSU 1994 Student Cohort.
Moorhouse, Dian R.
This study provides a cross-sectional analysis of graduation rates and persistence for enrollees in major degree programs at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) (Florida). The population for the study comprised all students (n=13,887) enrolled in extant majors as of fall 1994. The study was designed to identify two subgroups for each major: students who had graduated as of August 31, 1999 and students who were still enrolled. Findings reflect a wide range of both graduation rates and overall rate of persistence. Graduation rates for 56 majors range from 32 to 100 percent; majors reflecting the highest overall rates of persistence (90 percent or higher) were those that prepare students for careers in the professions. Sections of the report are titled: introduction (overview of recent studies, longitudinal studies, cross-sectional studies, comparison of NSU's performance with national trends); definition of the study population; methodology; data organization; results and analysis of findings; summary; and implications for further study. Twenty-one data tables are grouped as follows: majors by academic unit and level; rate of persistence by major, by degree level, and by academic unit; and comparative rates of graduation by major, by degree level, and by academic unit. (Contains 26 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.