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ERIC Number: ED567552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3038-2777-8
Persistence to Graduation of Four-Year University Native Students Compared to Community College Associate Degree Transfer Students by Academic Field and College Entrance Scores
Tennant, Dennis
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Tennessee Technological University
The purpose of this descriptive causal-comparative study was to examine persistence to graduation of student cohorts with 60+ credit hours earned who are native to the university and transfer students coming into Tennessee Technological University with 60+ credit hours previously earned at a community college. Data were obtained for each student from the fall semester of 2006 through the fall semester of 2010. Chi-square tests of proportions were conducted to determine if there were differences in graduation rates between transfer and native students across different broad academic disciplines and the students' estimated ability levels. Generally, there were no differences in graduation rates between the two groups of students. Using several predictors (transfer status, high school GPA, college GPA, ACT scores and academic areas), a binary logistic regression was used to discover a predictive model for persistence to graduation. After 60 hours, the only significant predictor of persistence to graduation was the students' college GPA. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment