Comparison of Commuter and Boarder Students taking Information and Communication Technology Courses in Terms of Academic Performance


  • Catleen Glo M. Feliciano College of Computing Studies Information and Communication Technology, Isabela State University, Echague, Isabela, 3309, Philippines


Academic Performance; Boarder, Commuter; Student.


Life at college is voluntary and expensive. They need to balance their responsibilities with their own time and set priorities and decide whether to take part in co-curricular activities. Sayyed [1] said that student academic success is challenging because student performance is derived from psychological, socio-economic, and environmental variables. The primary objective of this research study is to compare the academic performance of commuter and boarder students who take Information and Communication Technology Courses namely the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Information System. The respondents of the study are the students enrolled in College of Computing Studies, Information and Communication Technology. 50% are boarder students and 50% are commuter students. The researcher floated a questionnaire to the respondents to obtain the desired output. Likert scale was the analysis tool used in this study to analyze and evaluate the response of the respondents. Based on the result of the evaluation of the study, commuter students are more conscious of their grades than boarder students; commuters are more active in participating in class discussion, organization, leading a group, and other than the boarder students. The commuter got better academic and non-academic performance than the boarder students yet boarder students got less possibility in encountering risk in their daily routine.