Honors Program

Midway Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Melanie Richards

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Mike Hoff


What are the differences of freshman experience between local students and non-local students? In this study, Local Students (LS) are defined as students who lived within two hours’ drive from East Tennessee State University's Main Campus. Non-Local Students (NLS) are defined as students who lived further than two hours’ drive from ETSU Main Campus. My hypothesis is that LS have a better freshman experience than NLS. The data set from Dr. Richards and Dr. Hoff is used for the analysis to test if my hypothesis is going to be accepted or rejected. There are different aspects of the freshman experiences that are going to be compared.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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