Proc Means and Proc Contents Output when using the above code.
Smaller Data Set suitable for reading into R (variables x1-x19 and y, 3 cases with missing values deleted).
Data from Mangold, Bean, Adams (2003), Journal Of Higher Education, p. 540-562, "The Impact of Intercollegiate Athletics on Graduation Rates Among Major NCAA Division I Universities." The data were taken from the 1996-99 editions of the US News "Best Colleges in America" and from the US Department of Education data and includes 97 NCAA Division 1A schools. The authors hoped to show that successful sports programs raise graduation rates. Here is a list describing briefly the response variable and 19 predictors.
Y average 6 yr graduation rate for 1996, 1997, 1998 top10 = x1 % students in top 10% HS act25 = x2 ACT COMPOSITE 25TH oncampus = x3 % On living campus ft_grad = x4 % first-time undergraduates size = x5 Total Enrollment/1000 tateach = x6 % courses taught by TAs bbindex = x7 composite of basketball ranking tuition = x8 in-state tuition/1000 board = x9 room and board/1000 attend = x10 avg BB home attendance full_sal = x11 Full Professor Salary sf_ratio = x12 Student to faculty ratio white = x13 % white ast_sal = x14 Assistant professor salary pop = x15 population of city where located phd = x16 % faculty with PHD accept = x17 Acceptance rate l_pct = x18 % receiving loans outstate = x19 % Out of state