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Student profile of the incoming First Year Class of the College of Engineering at UPRM and their academic performance after their first year
González-Barreto, David R., González-Quevedo, Antonio A.
Office of Institutional Research and Planning University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
This work presents the student profile for the first year class of the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez (UPRM) during the period of 1990-2003. The profile includes variables such as: gender, school type (public or private), geographic location of high school, scores from five College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) tests, high school grade point average (GPA), and the first year GPA (FYGPA). The execution of the students after the first year, as represented by the FYGPA, is related to the CEEB tests scores and the high school GPA. This model is stratified by gender and school type. A comparison between actual admission criteria and suggested alternative criteria is also presented. This longitudinal comparison is carried out to evaluate proposed changes in admission criteria in the future.
Profile of the First Year Engineering Classes
The entering class of the Engineering School from 1990 through 2003 is composed of an average of 761 students, for whom 62% are males and 38% females. The high school grade point average for these students is 3.79 of a possible 4.0. The students from public schools have a high school grade point average of 3.84, while those from private schools possess a GPA of 3.73. Figure 1 shows the GPA for private and public school students from 1990 through 2003. The graphs show that the high school GPA has increased throughout the 14 years of this study for both private and public schools. The average GPA has fluctuated from 3.67 to 3.86.
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Gonzalez-Barreto, D., & González-Quevedo, A., & Bartolomei-Suarez, S. (2005, June), Student Profile Of The Incoming First Year Class Of The College Of Engineering At Uprm And Their Academic Performance After Their First Year Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14880
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