Although the Social Work program is one of the fastest growing programs at Fort Hays State University (FHSU), the faculty is focused on retention. According to Gloria and Kurpius (1996), evaluating the university environment appears to be a major factor in accounting for students’ persistence in higher education. This is particularly important for nontraditional students who often drop out of academic programs prior to degree completion (Miller, 2014) and have lower completion rates than their traditional counterparts (Shapiro, et. al., 2012). This study explored whether a significant difference exists in the way traditional and nontraditional social work students perceive the university environment.
Mr. Octavio Ramirez
Copyright the Author(s)
Maldonado, Yesenia and Waggoner, Megan
"Academic Persistence Among Traditional and Non-Traditional Social Work Students at Fort Hays State University: A Bivariate Analysis,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2023, Article 45.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2023/iss2023/45