Scope and Method of Study. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in graduation rate depending on what type of on-campus housing style first year students live in; Traditional Halls, Suite Style Housing and Apartments. The study starts the first semesters the 3,075 participating first year students lived on campus and ends six years later. First, the data compares whether the student graduated or not, and second, how many semesters were needed for students to graduate.
Findings and Conclusions. This study determined that the type of housing style accounts for some differences in whether a student graduates. Specifically, students who live in the suites style housing and the traditional halls were more likely to graduate than students who lived in the apartments during their first year of school. Additionally, analyses revealed that of the students who did graduate, students who lived in the suite style housing and on-campus apartments graduated in fewer semesters of school than students who lived in the traditional halls.
|Advisor:||Foubert, John D.|
|Commitee:||Moore, Tami, Perry, Katye|
|School:||Oklahoma State University|
|Department:||Education (all programs)|
|School Location:||United States -- Oklahoma|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Campus housing, First year student, Graduation, Retention|
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