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ERIC Number: ED505284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
The Benefits of Acceleration: Baccalaureate Advantages
Morrison, Michael C.
Online Submission
The data for this study was obtained from student records at North Iowa Area Community College and the National Student Clearinghouse. The National Student Clearinghouse, a non-profit organization, is the nation's source for post-secondary and secondary student degree, diploma and enrollment verification. NIACC students from 1996 to 2005 who subsequently attained a baccalaureate degree were identified utilizing records from the National Student Clearinghouse data on baccalaureate attainment. A total of 1,207 former non-accelerated NIACC students were identified in the Clearinghouse dataset along with 305 former accelerated NIACC students. The major finding of this analysis is NIACC accelerated students graduated earlier with a baccalaureate degree from four-year colleges and universities than non-accelerated students. Accelerated students when compared with non-accelerated students graduated on average 140 days earlier. (Contains 3 tables and 1 graph.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa