Leaving engineering: Lessons from Rowan University's College of Engineering

Harriet Hartman, Moshe Hartman

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The paper focuses on retention in the Rowan University undergraduate engineering program with many "female-friendly" features despite its design as best practices for all students. Both male and female "stayers" in the program are compared to "leavers" on a variety of characteristics, including pre-college and family background, grades, satisfaction with the Rowan program, engineering self-confidence, and future expectations about their engineering major and career. Data come from a special survey of all Rowan engineering students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-61
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Engineering Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)


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