The relationship between on campus learning communities and first year student success factors



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The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between students' first-year academic success, as measured by first-year GPA, and pre-university and university variables. The population for this study was CASNR freshmen students living in campus housing during the 2007-2008 academic year. Data were collected at the end of the academic year from 82 students. The results show that several variables are related to student success and further research is recommended to determine why these relationships exist. The results of this research can be used to model influences of first year student success and will be another tool in determining links to academic achievement.