Date of Award
PhD Higher Education Leadership, Management, Policy
Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Manuel Gonzalez, PhD
Jennifer Timmer, PhD
Grace Gangitano, PhD
STEM, polytechnic, retention, remediation, engineering, higher-education pipeline
The United States has long been a pioneer in higher education, yet the last few decades have proven challenging in maintaining its lead in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM). Students entering postsecondary education and participating in a STEM degree face increased academic rigor and this study’s goal is to better understand factors that influence their retention. There are many psychosocial, environmental, and academic variables that may impact a student’s retention and this study aims to investigate how those variables inform a students likelihood of being retained and if there are meaningful differences between polytechnic and non-polytechnic institutions.
Baldwin, Ryan Drew, "Comparing Polytechnic and Liberal Arts Institutions: Leaks in the System" (2023). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 3127.