Presentation Title

Factors Affecting Student Success At A Native American Indian University

Presenter Information

Philbert JohnFollow

Faculty Mentor(s)

David Van Heemst - Advisor

Steve Lowe - Reader

Project Type

EdD Colloquium - ONU

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration, Scholarship of Community Application

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This study investigated the factors affecting American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) student success at a Native American Indian University (NAIU) in the Midwest. Thirty-nine students who graduated from Tribal College University (TCU) contributed to this study as they represented the student population at NAIU. This exploratory study was guided by three research questions that analyzed the collected data through the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software tool. The two tools utilized in this study were the Pearson Correlation and the Independent Samples t-tests. The designed study was created to determine the pursuit, preparation, and persistence AI/AN students had that lead to earning a degree from Native American Indian University. The quantitative data was collected through a previously utilized survey designed to capture pertinent information from AI/AN students and evaluated through the Pearson correlation and Independent samples t-test tools. The information was compared against the independent variables, gender, and tribe enrollment, and the dependent variables were all analyzed through the Pearson correlation and Independent samples t-test tools. This research was a stepping stone and the first attempt at understanding what success factors allowed AI/AN students to pursue, prepare, and persist at the TCU in the Midwest. The study provided significant findings from the evaluated data and offered further insight for future recommendations, along with the implications. The study recommended AI/AN students participate in remedial courses, attend academic Upward Bound programs, and additional research focused on qualitative research to flesh out even more data.

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Factors Affecting Student Success At A Native American Indian University

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This study investigated the factors affecting American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) student success at a Native American Indian University (NAIU) in the Midwest. Thirty-nine students who graduated from Tribal College University (TCU) contributed to this study as they represented the student population at NAIU. This exploratory study was guided by three research questions that analyzed the collected data through the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software tool. The two tools utilized in this study were the Pearson Correlation and the Independent Samples t-tests. The designed study was created to determine the pursuit, preparation, and persistence AI/AN students had that lead to earning a degree from Native American Indian University. The quantitative data was collected through a previously utilized survey designed to capture pertinent information from AI/AN students and evaluated through the Pearson correlation and Independent samples t-test tools. The information was compared against the independent variables, gender, and tribe enrollment, and the dependent variables were all analyzed through the Pearson correlation and Independent samples t-test tools. This research was a stepping stone and the first attempt at understanding what success factors allowed AI/AN students to pursue, prepare, and persist at the TCU in the Midwest. The study provided significant findings from the evaluated data and offered further insight for future recommendations, along with the implications. The study recommended AI/AN students participate in remedial courses, attend academic Upward Bound programs, and additional research focused on qualitative research to flesh out even more data.