Differences in the 1-Year Persistence Rates of International Students by Their Institutional Status at Texas Community Colleges: A Statewide, Multiyear Investigation

  • Dr. Rami Alsakran Sam Houston State University
  • John R Slate Sam Houston State University
  • Dr. George W. Moore Sam Houston State University
  • Dr. Frederick C. Lunenburg Sam Houston State University
  • Dr. Wally Barnes Sam Houston State University
Keywords: International students, Texas community colleges, Transferred, Stayed, 1-Year Persistence Rates

Abstract

In this multiyear, statewide study, the degree to which 1-year persistence rates differed by the institutional status (i.e., stayed or transferred) of International students who were enrolled in Texas community colleges was determined.  Inferential statistical procedures revealed the presence of statistically significant differences in 1-year persistence rates between International students who stayed at the same Texas community college and International students who transferred to a different Texas community college.  In all cases, the 1-year persistence rates of International students who stayed were higher, 14 to 52 times higher, than the 1-year persistence rate of International students who transferred.  In all 15 academic years (i.e., 1999-2000 through 2013-2014), very large effect sizes were present.

 

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Author Biographies

Dr. Rami Alsakran, Sam Houston State University

Doctoral Graduate in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University

Dr. George W. Moore, Sam Houston State University

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Sam Houston State University

Dr. Frederick C. Lunenburg, Sam Houston State University

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Sam Houston State University

Dr. Wally Barnes, Sam Houston State University

Director, Academic Success Center, Sam Houston State University

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Published
2019-12-16
How to Cite
Alsakran, R. I., Slate, J. R., Moore, G., Lunenburg, F., & Barnes, W. (2019). Differences in the 1-Year Persistence Rates of International Students by Their Institutional Status at Texas Community Colleges: A Statewide, Multiyear Investigation. SOCIALSCI JOURNAL, 5, 148-165. Retrieved from https://purkh.com/index.php/tosocial/article/view/592
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Research Articles

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