Dropout and Engineering undergraduate programs at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia between 2012-2019

Mónica Natalí Sánchez-Nítola, Diana Grijalba, Manuel Embus, Andrés Suarez, Juan Esteban Guevara Montoya
2020 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'20)   unpublished
Dropout is a topic of significant concern to Higher Education Institutions, especially in Colombia it is considered one of the most important indicators to define higher education quality. Nevertheless, in Colombia, and particularly at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, it has been generally assessed only academic dropout. This decision has prevented understanding other types of dropouts that also occur in the university. The research group performed Multiple Correspondence Analysis to
more » ... the relationship between dropout types (academic, dropout on request, and expiry of time limits) and variables such as sex, socioeconomic stratum, type of admission, and semester of dropout. In the results, we found a disparity between types of dropout concerning the type of university admission, sex, socio-economic stratum, and the semester in which dropout occurs. Women are related to the dropout request while men are associated with the academic dropout. Additionally, the academic dropout occurs in the first 4 semesters, and the expiry of time limits occurs in the last ones.
doi:10.4995/head20.2020.11270 fatcat:h55mi7newbdjzilh5oh6birh2u