Title

Determining the Factors Leading to Graduation Rates

Presenter Information

Robert Wyler

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Graduation rates, Regression analysis, Education

Abstract

This project is to determine the factors which influence on-time high school graduation rates. The primary relationship to be investigated is the effect of an area's median household income on said area's on-time graduation rate, and determining, through regression analysis, if there is a causal effect. Other explanatory variables for this analysis include: an area's population, student population, employment rate, amount of individuals with a bachelor's degree or higher, and a measure for class sizes. The response variable is the amount of students (as either a percentage or a number) who graduate high school on time.

Poster Number

55

Faculty Mentor(s)

Wassell, Charles, Jr.

Additional Mentoring Department

Economics

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Determining the Factors Leading to Graduation Rates

SURC Ballroom C/D

This project is to determine the factors which influence on-time high school graduation rates. The primary relationship to be investigated is the effect of an area's median household income on said area's on-time graduation rate, and determining, through regression analysis, if there is a causal effect. Other explanatory variables for this analysis include: an area's population, student population, employment rate, amount of individuals with a bachelor's degree or higher, and a measure for class sizes. The response variable is the amount of students (as either a percentage or a number) who graduate high school on time.