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Corrales, Antonio; Schumacher, Gary; Peters, Michelle L. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2017
This study examined the relationship between school funding and graduation rates of Hispanic students. Data from a purposeful sample of 147 Texas school districts identified as having a student Hispanic population greater than 75% were examined. Additionally, superintendents were interviewed to provide an in-depth understanding of the potential…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, Superintendents
Clemens, Elysia V.; Lalonde, Trent L.; Sheesley, Alison P. – Online Submission, 2018
The 4-year graduation rate for Colorado students in foster care decreased substantially from the 2015-2016 school year to the 2016-2017 school year, from 33.2% to 23.6%. This study examines trends in state-level child welfare and education data to uncover possible explanations for this decline. Students in the 2017 foster care cohort tended to…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Student Mobility
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2021
This report is a comprehensive analysis of college spending trends and the impact spending has on tuition and student success. American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) analyzed data from more than 1,500 four-year public and private, nonprofit colleges and universities. The data reveal that institutional spending has continued to surge…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Universities, Educational Finance
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Biddix, J. Patrick; Singer, Kaitlin I.; Bureau, Daniel A.; Nicholson, Nicole; Ishitani, Terry T. – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2019
This study considered the influence of National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sorority membership on graduation rate and time-to-degree. Data from women at 18 four-year postsecondary institutions comprised the dataset (n = 2,104 members, 2,139 nonmembers). Findings showed members had a higher graduation rate and were more likely than non-members to…
Descriptors: Sororities, Social Influences, Peer Influence, Graduation
Joy, Stephen P. – Online Submission, 2017
College graduation rates are a source of concern; many students fail to complete degree programs and therefore miss out on the socioeconomic benefits accruing to college graduates. Some have proposed that colleges be evaluated based on their graduation rates, with financial aid dollars directed away from poor performers. However, none of these…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduation Rate, Student Characteristics, College Readiness
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Darnell, Teena; Hager, Kathy; Loprinzi, Paul D. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between school nurse presence and graduation rates, absenteeism, and American College Test (ACT) scores. A state-wide survey of all public high schools was undertaken (participation rate of 99.1%). Survey data obtained from individual high schools provided information on the employment…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Public Schools, High Schools, Graduation Rate
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Crisp, Gloria; Reyes, Nicole Alia Salis; Doran, Erin – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This study models graduation rates at 4-year broad access institutions (BAIs). We examine the student body, structural-demographic, and financial characteristics that best predict 6-year graduation rates. A Bayesian model averaging approach is utilized to account for uncertainty in variable selection in modeling graduation rates. Evidence suggests…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Open Enrollment, Colleges, College Students
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Kirby, Dale – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2021
While international student mobility has received much examination, intranational student mobility is a lesser-studied area. Data shows that residents of the four Easternmost Canadian provinces are more likely to travel outside of their home province to undertake university studies than other Canadians. Beginning in the mid-1990s, Memorial…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Undergraduate Students, College Graduates, Graduation Rate
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Kennedy, Kendall J. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2020
Since 1988, 27 states have introduced No Pass, No Drive laws, which tie a teenager's ability to receive and maintain a driver's license to various school-related outcomes--most commonly, enrollment and attendance. Enrollment-Based No Pass, No Drive policies, in 21 states, target both enrollment and attendance, and have negligible effects on…
Descriptors: Driver Education, Adolescents, Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence
Utah State Board of Education, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires the State to calculate a four-year cohort rate. Utah implemented a federally defined cohort graduation rate in 2008. The graduation rate for the 2017 cohort includes all students who started ninth grade in the 2013-14 school year, plus students who transferred into the Utah public education system…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Dropout Rate, Student Characteristics
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Eichelberger, Brenda; Gerbing, David; Gilpatrick, Thomas – College Student Journal, 2020
This study analyzes the relationship of completion of a college level personal finance course to undergraduate retention and graduation rates. Through the utilization of comparative data, results demonstrated that students who completed the personal finance course had a significantly higher probability of year to year retention and successful…
Descriptors: Money Management, Academic Persistence, Correlation, Knowledge Level
Page, Melissa; Stevenson, Olivia; Saylor, Judy – Grantee Submission, 2019
"UNISON" was an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education to Take Stock in Children (TSIC), a state-wide, 501(c)(3) non-profit, private-public partnership in Florida. UNISON provided a whole school mentoring approach and focused on developing students'…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Grants, Educational Innovation, Mentors
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Kendricks, Kimberly D.; Arment, Anthony A.; Nedunuri, K. V.; Lowell, Cadance A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
Undergraduate minority retention and graduation rates in STEM disciplines is a nationally recognized challenge for workforce growth and diversification. The Benjamin Banneker Scholars Program (BBSP) was a five-year undergraduate study developed to increase minority student retention and graduation rates at an HBCU. The program structure utilized a…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
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Louie, Dustin William; Gereluk, Dianne – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2021
A continued gap exists in student achievement between Indigenous and non- Indigenous students in the British Columbia school system. This article analyzes the balance of success and failure of the Accountability Framework, a provincial program designed to increase graduation rates in the province. In order to understand the successes and failures…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disadvantaged, Graduation Rate, Canada Natives
Perkins-Holtsclaw, Kala Jenea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As the United States struggles to be globally competitive with the number of students completing a college degree higher education leaders continue seeking answers to improving student retention and graduation rates. Decades of research has been conducted on investigating factors that impact student retention and graduation with the majority of…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, College Students, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
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