ERIC Number: EJ1047340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
A Multi-Institution Study of Student Demographics and Outcomes in Chemical Engineering
Lord, Susan M.; Layton, Richard A.; Ohland, Matthew W.; Brawner, Catherine E.; Long, Russell A.
Chemical Engineering Education, v48 n4 p231-238 Fall 2014
Using a large multi-institutional dataset, we describe demographics and outcomes for students starting in and transferring into chemical engineering (ChE). In this dataset, men outnumber women in ChE except among black students. While ChE starters graduate in ChE at rates comparable to or above their racial/ethnic population average for engineering, women choose and graduate in ChE at similar or higher rates than men of the same race/ethnicity. Trajectories of ChE students differ by race/ethnicity, but gender differences are small compared with the differences by race/ethnicity and the gender differences observed for engineering as a whole and in other engineering disciplines.
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Engineering Education, Science Education, Racial Differences, Graduation Rate, College Transfer Students, College Students, Gender Differences, Ethnic Groups, College Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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