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Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

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Natalie Dove


Student satisfaction is a high priority for universities across the nation, as high levels of satisfaction have been correlated with higher enrollment and retention rates. There are an infinite number of things that can potentially influence a student's level of satisfaction with a college or university, making it increasingly difficult for the institution to maintain high levels of satisfaction across their diverse populations of students. Factors such as academic advising, registration effectiveness, instructional effectiveness, and campus climate have been shown to influence student satisfaction, and thus impact an individual's college experience. It was predicted that students who are members of the Honors College at Eastern Michigan University are more satisfied than students that are not a member. I began to wonder if the level of satisfaction was a result of something more than whether or not a student was a member of the Honors College. Things such as personality type may be an influence, beyond the control of the university, on a student's experiences. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between Honors College membership, personality, and student satisfaction/experience.