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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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Henry, Philip – College and University, 2019
Phillip Henry is a semi-retired former U.K. Registrar and Secretary with almost 40 years' experience in higher education. He has been active in staff development in the United Kingdom (Association of University Administrators, Academic Registrars Council, and Association of Heads of University Administration), in the United States (AACRAO and a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Experience, College Students
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Chan, Matthew – College and University, 2017
This study provides an overview and a snapshot of new student orientation (NSO) and new student e-orientation (NSEO) programs, with a focus on the content and feature analysis of the NSEOs. It offers an overview of currently available NSO programs of 100 randomly selected community colleges from a master list of nearly 900 community colleges in…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education
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Ortagus, Justin C. – College and University, 2016
Research has suggested that changes in rankings have an impact on admissions outcomes at colleges and universities. This study incorporates organization theory to explain these mechanisms and other external forces driving the pursuit of prestige in higher education. Beyond updating and replicating previous findings related to the impact of college…
Descriptors: Reputation, Regression (Statistics), Higher Education, Achievement Rating
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McGhee, Kenneth – College and University, 2016
Student retention is an important part of a strategic enrollment management plan. Many scholars have written about the challenges of helping students not only enroll in college but also complete their degree programs. Among students pursuing a doctoral degree in higher education administration, student retention is a popular topic. Many doctoral…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Enrollment, Higher Education, School Holding Power
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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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Smith, Rebel – College and University, 2016
There have been many drastic changes in higher education in recent years. State funding has decreased, leaving schools responsible for their own revenue growth and for balancing their budgets. Colleges and universities are closing departments and are no longer offering majors that are producing few or no graduates. Small colleges are closing, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Recruitment, Online Courses, Traditional Schools
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Dowling, Earl E. – College and University, 2015
"While community college enrollment has generally declined by about 2 or 3 percent annually in recent years--due to some extent to the improving economy--some colleges have bucked the trend" (Ashford 2015). What made the difference? Like many community colleges, College of DuPage has been concerned with access and affordability. The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Access to Education, Paying for College
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Parks, Rodney L.; Evans, Brett A. – College and University, 2014
As adherents of vegetarianism and veganism form a dedicated minority within the United States and constitute comparatively greater proportions of the populations at U.S. colleges and universities, this qualitative study investigates the unique challenges these communities face in higher education. The exploratory study draws upon two sets of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Nutrition, Qualitative Research, Barriers
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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