The University of Tasmania (UTAS): a contemporary model for a regional university
The sample for the study was undergraduate students enrolled in courses in; arts, business, education, health sciences and science. The sample excluded students doing a one year end-on Honours degree, as they had already completed a three-year undergraduate degree and would not, therefore, be typical of undergraduate students.
Arts, business, education, health sciences, and science were chosen as disciplines which have a good mix of students studying on-campus and online, including those remote from any of the campuses. Entry was through a variety of admission modes, indicating that the intake consisted of non-traditional entrants together with school leavers with a tertiary entrance score. There was a significant proportion of mature students. International students were excluded, as with the other three universities.
The total sample for the study was N = 8911, after those with incomplete records were deleted.
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Publication titleAdmission and success for low SES university students: Report on a HEPPP 2018 National Priorities Pool Project
EditorsD Kember & RA Ellis
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherDepartment of Education, Skills and Employment, Australian Federal Government
Place of publicationCanberra, Australia
Rights statementCopyright 2022 The Authors