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dc.contributor.advisorMehay, Stephen L.
dc.contributor.advisorMallory, Linda D.
dc.contributor.authorMilner, Christopher G.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:47:59Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:47:59Z
dc.date.issued2003-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/6166
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examined the effects of participation in early graduate education programs on retention among 1988-1996 USNA graduates. The comparison group of nonparticipants consisted of USNA graduates in the top 200 on the Order of Merit in order to make the academic background similar to participants. The retention behavior of program participants and non-participants was compared to determine if granting early graduate education had an effect on retention to six years of service (one year beyond the minimum required service). For a pooled sample of all graduates, both the Voluntary Graduate Education Program (VGEP) and Scholarship program had positive effects on retention. The cost-benefit analysis found positive net benefits for VGEP, but a net-loss for the Scholarship program. However, while the analysis includes all costs, it omits some of the non-quantifiable benefits of the programs. If these benefits were quantified and included, it is expected that both programs would yield positive net benefits. Minor changes to the additional service requirements for both programs were recommended.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acostbenefitnaly109456166
dc.format.extentxii, 80 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSailorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshEducation (Continuing education)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCost effectivenessen_US
dc.titleA cost-benefit analysis of early graduate education programs for U.S. Naval Academy graduatesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentLeadership and Human Resource Development
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Leadership and Human Resource Developmenten_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineLeadership and Human Resource Developmenten_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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