Business & Economics
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Producing more graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), as well as ensuring students complete college in a timely manner are both areas of national public policy interest. In order to improve these two outcomes, it is imperative to understand what factors lead undergraduate students to persist in, and ultimately graduate with STEM degrees. This paper uses data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, provided by The National Center of Education Statistics, to model the time to baccalaureate degree among STEM majors using a Cox proportional hazard model.
Acton, Riley K., "Characteristics of STEM Success: A Survival Analysis Model of Factors Influencing Time to Graduation Among Undergraduate STEM Majors" (2015). Business and Economics Honors Papers. 1.