ERIC Number: ED457759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug-9
Completion and Attrition Rates of Doctoral Students in Educational Administration.
Malone, Bobby G.; Nelson, Jacquelyn S.; Nelson, C. Van
Attrition, retention, and program completion of doctoral students were studied at a university. One objective was to be able to determine, at the time of admission, which students were most likely to achieve success, defined as degree completion. The subject pool was 168 graduate students admitted to the doctoral program in educational administration for the years 1986-2000. Overall results show that the completion of the ED.S. degree (specialist degree), the Carnegie Classification of the undergraduate institution, and the master's degree grade point average are useful in predicting doctoral degree completion in educational administration. Of these, the most significant predictor was conferral of the specialist degree, and the overall prediction rate dropped slightly when the specialist degree was eliminated from consideration. (Contains 11 tables and 28 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (55th, Houston, TX, August 7-11, 2001).