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Gianoutsos, D.; Rosser, Vicki – College Student Journal, 2014
The purpose of the study is to compare the student profile characteristics, which were categorized as demographic, prematriculation, and matriculation, between traditional residential and commuter students at a public, research, commuter university. Using status attainment as the theoretical framework, the researchers employed a discriminant…
Descriptors: Commuter Colleges, Public Colleges, Student Characteristics, College Students
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Hignite, Michael; Margavio, Thomas M.; Margavio, Geanie W. – College Student Journal, 2009
Information literacy is a concept that has evolved as a result of recent efforts to move technology-based instruction and research to a level above the long-held concepts previously associated with "computer literacy"; the focus of information literacy education being the development of students' abilities to construct/collect and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Literacy
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Braunstein, Andrew W.; Lesser, Mary H.; Pescatrice, Donn R. – College Student Journal, 2008
This study compares the freshman to sophomore retention rate for all freshmen at a medium-sized college to the retention rate for freshmen who participated in a program for disadvantaged students. The retention rate (over a three-year period) was nearly identical for the two groups. That finding is an indicator of the benefits of the special…
Descriptors: Special Programs, Grade Point Average, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement
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Smith, Richard Manning; Schumacher, Phyllis A. – College Student Journal, 2005
A study of undergraduate actuarial graduates found that math SAT scores, verbal SAT scores, percentile rank in high school graduating class, and percentage score on a college mathematics placement exam had some relevance to forecasting the students' grade point averages in their major. For both males and females, percentile rank in high school…
Descriptors: Scores, Gender Differences, Predictor Variables, Undergraduate Students
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DeBerard, M. Scott; Spielmans, Glen I.; Julka, Deana L. – College Student Journal, 2004
The freshman year represents a stressful transition for college students. Despite a multitude of social, academic, and emotional stressors, most college students successfully cope with a complex new life role and achieve academic success. Other students are less able to successfully manage this transition and decide to leave higher education…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables