Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The aviation industry is currently experiencing significant growth. While several challenges exist due to this increase in demand, a major issue facing the airlines is a lack of pilots. Today, collegiate aviation programs are one of the primary pipelines to train individuals seeking careers as commercial pilots. This study explored different variables that impact students' success or lack of success in graduating from a collegiate program. Furthermore, it looked at what collegiate flight programs can do to more effectively and efficiently train individuals seeking careers as commercial pilots.
It was determined that there is a significant relationship between certain attributes students bring with them to college (Input Variables) and success of graduation. It was also determined that there is a significant relationship between certain experiences students have once they are enrolled at an institution (Environmental Variables) and their success of graduating. It was also determined that certain attributes in each of these categories can predict the success of a student graduating from a collegiate flight program.
Leonard, Andrew, "The Impact Of Pre-Entry Attributes And College Experiences On Degree Attainment For Students In A Collegiate Flight Program" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2268.