Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

College success factors for international students studying in the United States of America after completing an international baccalaureate high school program
by Hill, Jennifer Coles, Ed.D., Northwest Nazarene University, 2013, 116; 3599433
Abstract (Summary)

This quantitative study took place at a private international school in East Asia. The purpose of the study was to investigate United States college admission trends comparing International Baccalaureate Diploma Program candidates and International Baccalaureate non-Diploma Program candidates from the same school. Descriptive data was collected for the Classes of 2007-2012 and the two groups were compared based on the number of college acceptances for each group by year and as a whole, and the eventual collegiate success of the two groups once they matriculated to college, as measured by college persistence and graduation rates. The results of this study show there was a statistically significant difference between the mean number of college applications and the mean number of college acceptances per group, but there was not a statistically significant difference between the college acceptance rates for the two groups of students. There was a statistically significant difference between the matriculation rate of diploma and certificate students, but there was not a statistically significant difference between the graduation rates for the two groups of students. The information analyzed provides school stakeholders valuable data to explore the final educational outcomes for its graduates and determine if there is a significant difference in the college success of the two groups.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Poe, E. Michael
Commitee: Batt, Ellen G., Cartwright, Dennis
School: Northwest Nazarene University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Idaho
Source: DAI-A 75/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership, Educational psychology
Keywords: College admissions, Foreign students, International baccalaureate program, International students
Publication Number: 3599433
ISBN: 9781303486999
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