Tracking sources of enrollment at ETSU through the use of GIS

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Abstract

The objective of this research is to look at fall freshmen enrollment data for East Tennessee State University and see if patterns in the enrollment exist. This paper focuses on fall freshmen enrollment during the years 1997, 2002, and 2007 at ETSU. Once the data were gathered, they were mapped and statistically analyzed using geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical analysis software. Many things were learned from the GIS maps created and statistical analysis. First, the maps showed that from 1997 to 2007, ETSU's enrollment became more consolidated in the East Tennessee region and moved westward into Middle and Western Tennessee. Second, the GIS maps visibly showed that most of the high schools locations were in close proximity to an interstate system. Third, when the statistical analysis was performed the factors "high school GPA" and "in-state tuition" were found to be significant to enrollment. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by addressing your request to ProQuest, 789 E. Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346. Telephone 1-800-521-3042; email: disspub@umi.com

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Computer Software
  • *Enrollment
  • *Geographic Information Systems
  • *Grades (Scholastic)
  • *High Schools
  • *Tennessee
  • *Universities
  • 0366 Geography 0370 Geodesy 0745 Education, Higher
  • 7777: Sociology
  • dissertation

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