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Jewett, Elizabeth C. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The United States must expand the STEM pipeline in order to meet the growing demand of the STEM workforce and maintain our nation's prosperity and competitiveness in the global economy. The urgency of this need has been proclaimed by policymakers, business leaders, politicians, and educators. Despite the growing demand for STEM professionals,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gender Bias, Racial Bias, Ethnicity
Dow, Shae-Brie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
According to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education & The Southern Regional Education Board (2010), there is a disparity between those who are college-eligible, and those who are actually college-ready. In New Jersey, a large percentage of students who graduate from its public schools are inadequately prepared for the…
Descriptors: School Size, Correlation, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Weirick, Chad William – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Students who attend two-year institutions are not always academically prepared for the level of work that is required to be successful. Two-year institutions determine students' readiness for college-level mathematics courses using one of three placement methods. However, few empirical studies have investigated which placement methods are most…
Descriptors: Student Placement, College Mathematics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Majkowski, Bruce Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Many undergraduate architecture programs have experienced high attrition levels, dating back to the 1940s (McClure, 1948). Despite this longstanding nature, many architecture faculty consider it an indicator of the quality of the program, not a problem to fix (Wiencke, 1994). However, the recession in 2008 had far-reaching effects, greatly…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Architectural Education, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
Berchiolli, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This quantitative longitudinal study sought to highlight the difference between the proportion of men and women who planned to pursue a STEM major in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, and computer and information sciences as freshmen, as well as to determine the proportion of men and women who changed their major choice by…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Gender Differences, STEM Education, College Freshmen
Childs, Kelly A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the relationship between a non-Power Five Cinderella team in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and institutional financial and admissions factors. The purpose of this study was to examine what, if anything, changes for a non-Power Five school who makes the March Madness tournament as compared to those similar…
Descriptors: Correlation, Team Sports, College Athletics, College Admission
Pennant, Genise Antoinette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study attempts to determine whether there is a statistically significant relationship between undergraduate African-American admissions for both test-optional and traditional institutions. The posed research questions addressed whether test-optional admissions have increased African-American admissions since the longitudinal study by Bates…
Descriptors: African American Students, Undergraduate Students, College Admission, Correlation
Smith, Kestrel A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation explores the accessibility of SAT and ACT standardized tests and related preparatory resources in relation to Native communities. The ultimate goal of this research is twofold. First, to help identify some of the barriers to educational access experienced by Native students, and second, to use this information to increase…
Descriptors: Barriers, Access to Education, American Indian Education, Critical Theory
Williams, Lindsey N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Postsecondary student performance has been studied in great detail by higher education systems and their stakeholders in attempts to identify what may contribute to increased rates of retention and degree completion. Research on predictors of postsecondary performance has focused significantly on the relationship between performance and…
Descriptors: College Students, Persistence, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
Angrove, Kay E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which the relationship between (a) student demographic variables (i.e., ethnicity, gender, first generation status, low income), college admission variables (i.e., admission status, SAT/ACT scores, remediation requirements), and (b) GPA and retention was influenced by first-year…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, First Generation College Students
Mays, Trilla A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Administrators of nursing programs in community colleges are aware of the need to retain and to graduate students to meet the growing demand for licensed practical nurses (LPNs). High attrition in a 2-year nursing program in South Carolina affected the number of students either graduating as a LPN after completing the third semester, or continuing…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Community Colleges, Academic Persistence
Silvas, Rebeka A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Retention is high on the list of priorities for both college and university administrators, as well as policy makers. It raises the question what high school data are known before a student attends a college that are predictive of student retention? This study examined 3445 first-time-in-college students from three academic years. Predictors…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Predictor Variables, Age Differences
Smith, Ellen M. T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
An equitable predictor of academic success is needed as nursing education strives toward comprehensive preparation of diverse nursing students. The purpose of this study was to discover how Sedlacek's (2004a) Noncognitive Questionnaire (NCQ) and Duckworth & Quinn's (2009) Grit-S predicted baccalaureate nursing student academic performance and…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average, College Entrance Examinations
Staats, Tiffany Glenda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative record of study was to explore the relationship between performance on EBRW scores on the SAT and participation in dual credit, advanced placement, or on-level junior English coursework. In addition, the relationship between participation in a collegiate academy magnet program and SAT performance was also of…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement Programs, Magnet Schools, High Schools
Whipps-Johnson, Jamellah Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2016
High school graduation rates are higher than they have ever been in 40 years, but disparities continue to exist for students of color and students from poverty when compared to their counterparts. High school reform efforts like creating small learning communities are promising, but small schools alone do not improve student outcomes.…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Diversity, Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences
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