The purpose of this research is to investigate the relationships between the enrollment decision of first-time, first-year students admitted to Western Kentucky University and the amount of financial aid awarded, as well as demographic information. The Division of Enrollment Management provided a SAS dataset containing various information about all WKU students admitted in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Additionally, information about the 2016 class of admitted students was provided. The data has been analyzed in SAS Enterprise Miner. We performed analysis using decision tree modeling and logistic regression modeling. Results of these two procedures indicated the importance of credit hours earned by students before attending WKU, the student’s academic performance in high school, and the financial aid package offered to the student by the University.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Dr. Melanie Autin, Dr. Ngoc Nguyen, Dr. Dennis Wilson
Applied Statistics | Other Statistics and Probability
Brown, Alec, "Investigating the Student Enrollment Decision at WKU" (2017). Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 716.