Non-traditional undergraduates and student drop out

Albert Sánchez-Gelabert, Marina Elias Andreu

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    The present article proposes a typology of non-traditional students based on the most relevant findings in our context. Secondly, it is analysed the relationship between non-traditional students and dropout and the influence of the academic achievement in this relationship. A cohort of freshmen (n=6367) enrolling in the University Autonomous of Barcelona (UAB) is examined. Chi-square analysis and adjusted standardised residuals were undertaken. It is concluded that non-traditional students tend to drop out more frequently than their traditional counterparts even when they have good performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-48
    JournalEstudios Sobre Educacion
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


    • Academic achievement
    • Higher education dropout
    • Higher education participation
    • Non-traditional students


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