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An event history analysis of time to degree completion

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An event history analysis of time to degree completion
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Bates
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La Reina J.
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1984-
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La Reina Bates
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Penfield
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Douglas A.
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Douglas A. Penfield
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chair
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Chiu
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Chia-Yi
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Chia-Yi Chiu
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co-chair
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Hamrick
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Florence A.
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Florence A. Hamrick
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internal member
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DesJardins
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Stephen
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Stephen DesJardins
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Rutgers University
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degree grantor
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2012
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2012-05
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2012
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eng
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In an era of increasing demand for college, declining fiscal resources, and the rising costs of undergraduate education, student retention and graduation, especially timely graduation, are important issues facing American higher education today. As state and federal lawmakers, accrediting agencies, and governing bodies demand more accountability for retention and graduation rates from college and university administrators, it is important to develop a better understanding of college student graduation behavior at the institutional level. The study of college student retention and persistence to degree completion has been plagued with methodological problems and inconsistent findings, especially when the longitudinal nature of the process is considered. Event history analysis is a regression-like technique that allows researchers to investigate the timing of graduation while addressing many of the concerns associated with the longitudinal study of college graduation behavior, such as censored cases and time-varying variables. The present study used event history analysis to understand the temporal dimensions of graduation and the factors that affect whether students succeed or fail, particularly at the study institution. Pre-enrollment, enrollment, and financial aid variables were used to model the timing of graduation for three cohorts of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students for a six year period. Consistent with other studies employing event history analysis to student retention and degree completion, adding a time dimension improves our understanding of event occurrence. The present study also provides support for the strong relationship between the longitudinal effects of academic performance while in college (as measured by cumulative GPA) and graduation.
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Education
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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x, 105 p. : ill.
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by La Reina J. Bates
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Event history analysis
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College graduates--United States--Statistics
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doi:10.7282/T3RJ4HF0
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ETD doctoral
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The author owns the copyright to this work.
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La Reina
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2012-04-06 13:32:49
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2012-05-31
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2014-05-31
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after May 31st, 2014.
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