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Burke, Adam – College and University, 2019
This literature review examines student retention in higher education institutions. Specifically, it looks at the background and history of student retention, three student retention theories, and current literature on student retention within the social system. The three theories are Spady's (1970, 1971) Undergraduate Dropout Process Model,…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Models, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Lukszo, Casey; Hayes, Shannon – College and University, 2019
Transfer students are an important population in higher education, and this has prompted a significant amount of research on their completion and success. Yet research on transfer student college choice and factors involved in the decision-making process remains fairly limited. Using a case study approach, the current research aims to identify and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students
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Ishitani, Terry T. – College and University, 2016
Coupled with the most recent national data set, this study investigated the college persistence behavior of first-generation students and found that they were most likely to withdraw from college during their second year. Moreover, this study unpacked the time-varying nature of academic and social integration. The effect of social integration on…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Social Integration, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Ward, Terri; Jacobs, Jonathan; Thompson, Roger T. – College and University, 2016
The number of international students enrolling at U.S. higher education institutions has increased dramatically in the last 20 years. U.S. institutions welcome these students as they affirm their academic reputation and their claims to provide a global experience for domestic students. Is this student group being served effectively? The increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Heitzman, Amy Claire; Somers, Patricia – College and University, 2015
Since the end of the military draft in 1973, women have entered military service in greater numbers: Women currently account for 16 percent of active-duty service personnel; by 2035, they will account for 15 percent of the total veteran population (National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics 2011). The profile of female veterans differs…
Descriptors: Veterans, Females, Profiles, College Choice
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Shaw, Stuart; Warren, Jayne; Gill, Tim – College and University, 2014
This article focuses on the research being conducted by Cambridge International Examinations (Cambridge) to ensure that its international assessments prepare students as well as other acceleration programs for continued study in U.S. colleges and universities. The study, which builds on previous freshman GPA data modeling work using data supplied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Program Evaluation, College Students
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Montiel, Arturo – College and University, 2009
This investigation sought to measure the success rate and frequency of drop/withdraw in a mentored education paraprofessional cohort group as compared to a control group at a predominantly Hispanic two-year college. The project was funded by a college student success grant aimed at developing innovative ways to increase the retention and…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Mentors, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), School Holding Power