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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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Kilgore, Wendy – College and University, 2019
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRO) examined eight areas of research interest to our members in 2018. They had enough longitudinal data to make comparisons of 2018 data to years past. For example, they repeated the registrar's career profile report and learned there will be a large number of…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), Admissions Officers, Educational Research, Information Management
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Pulcini, Brad – College and University, 2018
A review of the literature reveals that low-income students encounter barriers to higher education. Common barriers include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, n.d.; College Board 2010; Dwyer 2015; Feeney and Heroff 2013; Goldrick-Rab 2016; Nagaoka, Roderick and Coca 2009; Perez-Antonia 2016)…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Low Income, Barriers, Financial Needs
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Kilgore, Wendy – College and University, 2018
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) examined nine research areas of interest to its members in 2017. Six took the form of 60-Second Surveys; one was a career profile; another examined community college completion initiatives including student attitudes about community college; and one was completed in…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Registrars (School), Admissions Officers, Educational Research
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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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Appelrouth, Jed I.; Zabrucky, Karen M. – College and University, 2017
In 2016, more than 1.6 million students took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a standardized college admissions test (College Board 2016a). Researchers have estimated that 33 percent of students who take the SAT participate in some mode of formal test preparation, such as private tutoring or classes, to prepare for the exam (Buchmann, Condron…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, Meta Analysis, College Admission
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Han, Fu-Bin; Dong, Jian-Mei – College and University, 2011
During the past few years, "soft power" has been widely discussed and studied in China. Higher education, one of the largest components of national soft power, has begun to play an active and important role. In this article, we review the literature on the soft power of colleges and universities and describe ways to enhance it; we also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Power Structure, Higher Education
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Dong, Jianmei; Han, Fubin – College and University, 2010
With the development of mass higher education in China, confusion--a contradictory state between college students' awareness of employment, learning, morality, and their own behavior and societal requirements--is proving a ubiquitous problem among college students. His confusion has garnered much social attention. In this paper, the origins of…
Descriptors: College Students, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Social Development
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Hossler, Don – College and University, 2009
In this article, the author begins to examine the connections between institutional enrollment management efforts and the various external for-profit, and not-for-profit, businesses that have become part of the enrollment management industry. This essay is an effort to map the relationships between institutions, the enrollment industry, and more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment Management, Educational Change
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2005
Among trends in American education, homeschooling stands as one of the most complex and contentious--and least understood. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) did not issue the first comprehensive estimates and analysis of the homeschool population until 2001. As the body of knowledge about homeschooling expands and the movement grows…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Educational Trends, Parent Rights, Federal Legislation
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McCarthy, Martha M. – College and University, 1985
Litigation is discussed in which courts have established principles of law governing student academic assessments relating to course grades, admission to degree programs, and expulsion from programs for academic deficiencies and whether these academic decisions impair student's constitutional and/or contractual rights. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Constitutional Law, Contracts
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Spencer, Robert W.; And Others – College and University, 1982
Computer-assisted advisement provides solutions to the most fundamental of advising problems by giving reduced time in evaluating students for graduation, improved accuracy, ease in obtaining information, frequency in providing information, reduction of cost, and versatility. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Degree Requirements
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Litten, Larry H.; Brodigan, David L. – College and University, 1982
Two thousand parents and 3,000 unrelated high school seniors were surveyed to learn their needs and preferences in getting information about colleges. Both groups have similar concerns: finances first, then academic factors. It is suggested that different media may be effective for sending different messages about institutions and programs. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Choice, Communication (Thought Transfer), Higher Education, Information Dissemination
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Olson, Carol – College and University, 1992
Two studies of variables influencing graduate students' consideration and choice of school found positive association with university personnel was a prime enrollment motivator. Students' decision process has changed over time. Evidence suggests students prefer an institution that is "user-friendly," affordable, and committed to quality. Cost and…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Choice, Costs, Educational Quality
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Ott, Mary Diederich – College and University, 1991
A survey of applicants to a major state university investigated whether students who accept (n=461) and decline (n=488) admission offers have different ways of evaluating the admission process. Contrary to expectation, accepters did not rate all elements of the process higher than decliners. Blacks and whites also differed in their perceptions.…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Admission, College Applicants, College Choice
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