Impact of College Provided Transportation on the Absenteeism and Academic Performance of Engineering Students
Khaled Shaaban 1 * , Ranya Reda 2
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1 Associate Professor, Department of Engineering, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA
2 Section Head of Learning Support, College of Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, QATAR
* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Students use different modes of transport to go to college. While many transportation programs exist at different universities and many experts find these programs to have a positive impact, no studies have investigated the impact of such programs on the absenteeism and academic performance of college students. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of a college provided transportation program on the absenteeism and performance of engineering students. Different types of data were collected from a sample of engineering students, including attendance records, grade point average (GPA), course grades, majors, and bus ridership information for two years. The findings suggest that there is a positive impact of providing a college transportation service to engineering students in the form of better attendance and higher GPA. The outcomes of this study can be used to evaluate similar programs in the future and can be used by public agencies and policymakers to make decisions on expanding investments in such programs.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/9727

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2021 - Volume 17 Issue 3, Article No: em1944

Publication date: 25 Feb 2021

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