Determinant of the Six‐Year Graduation Rate: Findings from a Multi-Year Study by Yu, Fen and Powell, Rick
High School Academic Variables
High School GPA
College GPA 3 or above
Averaged 12 Hours
Lived on campus
Residency (FL or not)
Financial Aid Variables
Need based Scholarship
Non-Need based Scholarship
All the * ‘s mean the variables are significant in the result.
Interpretation of the result:
For cohort tracking 2003 to 2013 for six- year graduation, a logistic prediction model identifies high school academic variables, such as GPA, honors or math courses are not at all significant but ACT/SAT score is significant with a negative coefficient, meaning high school credentials are not impacting much the graduation rates except AP courses taken at school. The question is now what does. The data shows that the college variables, college GPA 3.0 or above, average 12 or more credit hours taken, Honors program, FL residency status, scholarship given (need or non- need), and Work Study are all highly significant. Whether the student lived on campus was not a significant variable.
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