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ERIC Number: ED491008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Exploring the Determinants of Time-to-Degree in Public 4-Year Colleges
Zhu, Lillian
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) (44th, Boston, MA, May 28-Jun 2, 2004)
The study examines the factors that impact the students who attained a bachelor's degree in four-years in a public four-year college. The study focuses on students' pre-college preparation, financial aids, academic performance, work-study time arrangement, and intention of completing a bachelor degree at the entering institution. The sample subjects are the 1996 and 1997 first-time full-time cohort members who also participated CIRP Freshmen Survey. The study found that gender, number of credit hours by graduation, and graduation GPA had significant impact on the 4-year degree. In addition, students who received grant(s) and borrowed student loan(s) in the first college year completed their degree sooner. Logistic analysis was implemented and possible non-linear effect from financial aid variables were tested. The discussion focuses on both the role of student and institution for speeding up college degree. (Contains 8 tables and 2 charts.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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