Date Approved

8-29-2016

Embargo Period

8-30-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Second Advisor

Walpole, Marybeth

Subject(s)

Students, Foreign; College students---Services for

Disciplines

Higher Education

Abstract

The goal of this mix method study was to examine the involvement patterns of Rowan University international undergraduate students and their overall college experience and satisfaction. The study further explored what services are most used from international students at Rowan University. The survey sample included the available population of all international undergraduate students from Rowan University, Glassboro main campus, during spring 2015. Of the 59 international undergraduate students who received the survey, 33 students responded yielding a 56% response rate. The purposive sample included four undergraduate international students from Rowan University, Glassboro, main campus, enrolled during the 2014-2015 academic year, spring term of 2015. A total of two separate face-to-face interview sessions were conducted to gather data about participants’ overall reflections on activities and services they participated the most on campus and their level of college satisfaction. Quantitative and qualitative data analysis confirmed findings from previous studies that international students have a higher involvement with academic activities than extracurricular activities. Moreover, the data suggested that international students were satisfied with Rowan’s college experience and institutional services.

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