College graduation rates for minority students in a selective technical university: Will participation in a summer bridge program contribute to success?

Terrence E. Murphy, Monica Gaughan, Robert Hume, S. Gordon Moore

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Abstract

There are many approaches to solving the problem of underrepresentation of some racial and ethnic groups and women in scientific and technical disciplines. Here, the authors evaluate the association of a summer bridge program with the graduation rate of underrepresented minority (URM) students at a selective technical university. They demonstrate that this 5-week program prior to the fall of the 1st year contains elements reported as vital for successful student retention. Using multivariable survival analysis, they show that for URM students entering as fall-semester freshmen, relative to their nonparticipating peers, participation in this accelerated summer bridge program is associated with higher likelihood of graduation. The longitudinal panel data include more than 2,200 URM students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-83
Number of pages14
JournalEducational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bridge program
  • Persistence
  • Retention
  • STEM
  • Survival analysis
  • Underrepresented minority

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College graduation rates for minority students in a selective technical university : Will participation in a summer bridge program contribute to success? / Murphy, Terrence E.; Gaughan, Monica; Hume, Robert; Moore, S. Gordon.

In: Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Vol. 32, No. 1, 03.2010, p. 70-83.

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