An Analysis of the Impact of Age on the Academic Performance of Students in the Liberty University External Degree Program
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Education, General; Education, Religious; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
King, Frank Lyle, "An Analysis of the Impact of Age on the Academic Performance of Students in the Liberty University External Degree Program" (2000). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 276.
The purpose of this project is to explore whether the age of a Liberty University External Degree Program (EDP) student impacts the degree of student success, as measured by the earned grade point average (GPA). EDP student GPAs were compared with Liberty University resident students GPAs. The EDP students consistently performed better than the resident students in all age groups examined. Demographic variables such as race, gender, socioeconomic status, marital status, military status, and amount of credits transferred to Liberty University were found not to be statistically significant factors in the performance of EDP students compared to resident students.