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ERIC Number: EJ1055409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Abstractor: As Provided
University Acceptance Features in the Open Arab University (Jordan Branch) Amman Jordan
ALmahasneh, Ebtisam Z.; ALhabees, Mahmoud A.
International Journal of Higher Education, v1 n1 p168-177 May 2012
The objective of this study is to evaluate the experience of the Open Arab University/Jordan branch, in terms of accepted students as well as the graduates from 2002 to 2005, and to conclude on one hand the relation between the students' genders, the majors and the scientific programs, and to study the differences between the number of graduates and some majors and programs. The study focused only on the Open Arab University/Jordan branch, by utilizing the official reports published by the university, regarding the general of the number of students accepted in all majors and the number of graduates in these majors. The study reached a number of important results which are found essential for the decision makers in the higher education department to, as a guide and to show the importance of open education idea towards the open system of education it is a remarkable trial on the level of higher academics and it is the first of its kind in Jordan. Objective: This study sheds light on the Open Arab University/Jordan branch, with special reference to the accepted students as well as the graduates from 2002 to 2005, and to conclude on one hand the relation between the students' genders, majors and scientific programs, and to study the differences between the number of graduates, some majors and programs, and to introduce some recommendations allowing decision makers to upgrade University Acceptance in the Open Arab University/Jordan Branch. Methods: This study adopted the inductive approach for the special and statistical properties of testing techniques to evaluate University Accepted students and graduates in the Open Arab University/Jordan Branch. Results: The study is aimed to explore specific statistical relations exist between the gender and academic programs offered by the Open Arab University, the number of graduates and the academic programs. It is clear that the number of students enrolled in the university is increasing and the university introduced new academic programs attractive to students and the labor market. You can see the results by viewing the outcome of the number of students that enrolled in the University. It also shows that all universities in Jordan followed this method.
Descriptors: Arabs, Open Universities, Decision Making, Higher Education, Gender Differences, Majors (Students), Foreign Countries, College Admission, Student Characteristics, College Graduates, Science Education, Correlation, Statistical Analysis, Enrollment Trends, Labor Market, Admission Criteria
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan