Campus Units

Political Science, Statistics

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition

First Page

1

Last Page

14

Conference Title

120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Conference Date

June 23-26, 2013

City

Atlanta, GA

Abstract

Student Enrollment and Engagement through Connections is a collaboration between a large Midwestern university and in-state community colleges (CCs) to increase success of transfers into engineering. This study explores predictors of completing a BS in engineering for CC transfers through a structural equation model. The model was estimated using academic variables from both institutions. The dataset includes 472 in-state CC transfer students admitted to the College of Engineering between 2002 and 2005. The model fits the data well (χ2=74.254, df=30, p<0.0001; RMSE=0.056, Comparative Fit Index=0.984, chi-square/df ratio=2.475). First spring University GPA and credit hours, CC transfer credits toward core engineering courses, first fall credit hours after transfer, first fall University GPA, and University core course GPA are significantly related to graduation in engineering. This research may help increase the success of CC transfers to engineering, emphasizing the importance of core engineering courses.

Comments

This is a conference proceeding from Proceedings of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (2013): 1. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society for Engineering Education

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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