Attrition In Online And Campus Degree Programs
The purpose of this study was to examine how the mode of instructional delivery, campus face-to-face or online, affected dropout relative to studentsâ€™ academic and demographic characteristics. A quantitative study was conducted to analyze the academic and demographic characteristics of newly admitted, matriculated degree-seeking students (N = 640) from Fall 2002 to Fall 2004 in the Masterâ€™s of Business Administration and Masterâ€™s in Communication Sciences and Disorders at a national research university in the southeastern United States. Demographic variables analyzed were age, gender, and ethnicity. Academic variables analyzed were program delivery mode, undergraduate grade point average, graduate grade point average at time of dropout or completion, admission test scores, and number of terms to degree completion or number of courses completed at time of dropout.