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Barry, Melissa; Mathies, Charles – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2011
This study was conducted at a research-extensive public university in the southeastern United States. It examined the retention and completion of master's degree students across numerous disciplines. Results were derived from a series of descriptive statistics, T-tests, and a series of binary logistic regression models. The findings from binary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Graduate Study, Role
Mitchell, Julia; Levine, Roger; Gonzalez, Raquel; Bitter, Catherine; Webb, Norman; White, Paul – 2003
The GK-12 program of the National Science Foundation is an innovative program for enriching the value of graduate and advanced undergraduate students' education while simultaneously enriching science and mathematics teaching at the K-12 level. GK-12 is a fellowship program that offers graduate students and advanced undergraduates the opportunity…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Fellowships, Graduate Students
Goldsmith, Sharon S.; Presley, Jennifer B. – 1999
This report results from an evaluation of the National Research Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship program. The study sought to determine: (1) whether NSF fellows show evidence of more timely degree completion and early career success; (2) whether graduate fellows and minority graduate fellows experience similar education and career…
Descriptors: Awards, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Fellowships
Border, Charles B.; Barba, William C. – 1998
This study examined the relationship between the type, amount, and sequencing of institutional funding for graduate students and students' perceptions of the impact of such financial assistance in their persisting to the completion of degree requirements. A total of 295 Ph.D. recipients from the University of Buffalo in New York who received their…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Assistantships, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Experience
Goldberg, Frank – 1984
Students who were awarded university fellowships for their first year of study at a major research university were compared to nonfellowship students. The students' completion of the Ph.D. and the time required to obtain the degree were assessed. Data for about 3,200 Northwestern University students were analyzed. Three models were developed for…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Comparative Analysis, Competitive Selection, Departments
Muffo, John A. – 1980
The use of a modified training opportunities approach for predicting the number of graduate enrollments and degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is considered. Data concerning graduate assistantships and faculty staffing levels were used to predict, with a high level of accuracy, the number of graduate enrollments and degrees.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Degrees (Academic), Educational Demand, Educational Policy
Millett, Catherine M.; MacKenzie, Susan – 1995
This paper provides an overview of graduate education financial aid statistics and the results of a study designed to compare minority and white graduate students' chances of receiving various forms of financial aid by virtue of a range of background characteristics. The study, which sought to replicate earlier research by Malaney (1987), is based…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Assistantships, Citizenship, Doctoral Degrees