ERIC Number: EJ1076337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
College Persistence over Time and Participation in a First-Year Seminar
Miller, John W.; Lesik, Sally S.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v16 n3 p373-390 Nov 2014
Retention and graduation rates of an entire cohort of 1,913 first-time full-time college students are analyzed. The effects of participation in a first year experience (FYE) course and of entry level academic preparation (ELAP) on retention and graduation are examined, both descriptively and with discrete-time survival analyses. Although descriptive results support the efficacy of the FYE, survival analyses calls into question whether any unique variability beyond ELAP is attributable to FYE. Alternative hypotheses to explain the results and plans of new research for further exploration are presented.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Persistence, First Year Seminars, School Holding Power, College Preparation, Student Participation, Gender Differences, Minority Group Students, Race, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, High Schools, Class Rank, College Credits, Statistical Analysis, Student Attrition, Graduation, Longitudinal Studies
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