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ERIC Number: ED475987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct-15
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Examining the Length of Time to Completion at a Community College.
Gao, Hong
Explores impacts on length of time to completion of an associate's degree by variables such as a student's high school GPA, college placement status, transfer credits from other institutions, enrollment status, major, sex, ethnicity, and age. The study also outlines a systematic and comprehensive model for determining the extent to which these factors influence the length of time it takes to earn a degree. The sample is drawn from a college within the Collin County Community College District and includes Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree recipients from fiscal years 1986 to 2002. In addition to summarizing the demographic background of participants, the author outlines the procedures for developing a structural equation model used to identify factors that affect the length of time to degree. The study found it took an average of over four years for students to obtain their associate's degree and there were no significant differences between male and female graduates or among the graduates from different ethnic groups. Other significant findings are presented in the report. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A