Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Capstone Project

Degree Name

M.S. in Geographic Information Science

Organizational Unit

College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Geography and the Environment

First Advisor

Jeffrey Kreeger

Second Advisor

Steven R. Hick


High school students, Graduation and dropout rates, Pikes Peak region, Spatial analysis


The purpose of this project was to examine graduation and dropout rates for high school students to determine if a correlation could be found with respect to the relative school distance from a military installation in the Pikes Peak region. Spatial analysis and Ordinary Least Squares analysis were used to build a linear regression model to predict student graduation and dropout rates. The results for the total student population for graduation rates and for dropout rates showed no statistically significant correlation with respect to the relative proximity to a military installation. Detailed analysis revealed that several minority and gender subgroups showed statistically significant correlations.

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Publication Statement

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Rights Holder

Rachel Orlicky


Received from author

File Format



English (eng)


74 pgs

File Size

12.0 MB