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Watson, Aretha; Chen, Rong – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Although the existence of state-funded student support services programs dates to the 1960s, studies on how such programs play a role in student success are scarce. By utilizing unique institutional data and a comprehensive conceptual model integrating multiple theories, this study examines the relationship between the New Jersey educational…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Finance, College Freshmen, Two Year College Students
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Kiser, Michelle; Hammer, Emily E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
This article contributes to the literature addressing the needs of increasing student enrollment and retention across university campuses by identifying programs where progress can be made to improve the student retention rate and increase university enrollment. This article derives from a provisional program that began in the fall of 2009 at a…
Descriptors: Enrollment, School Holding Power, Higher Education, Community Colleges
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Latz, Amanda O. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Because it has been noted that a more educated workforce is necessary to meet the demands of the future workplace, community colleges have experienced significant pressures to generate more graduates. High instances of attrition and low rates of credential obtainment among students, however, have historically been tenuous issues for community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Hillstock, Laurie G.; Havice, Pamela A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
This study explored pre- and post-admission characteristics of retained first-year students enrolled in non-proximal distance learning programs within public, 2-year colleges. Five pre-admission and six post-admission characteristics were explored. The sample for this study consisted of 197 first-year students enrolled in non-proximal distance…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Characteristics, School Holding Power, Distance Education
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Russo-Gleicher, Rosalie J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
This article provides qualitative insights into addressing the issue of student retention in online classes in higher education. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted at random with 16 faculty who teach online courses at a large community college in the Northeast about how to improve online student retention. Qualitative analysis…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Online Courses
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Hachey, Alyse C.; Wladis, Claire W.; Conway, Katherine M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Open access is central to the Community College mission. For this reason, any restriction in online enrollments should not be undertaken lightly. This study uses institutional data gathered from a large, urban community college to examine a policy aimed at increasing student retention in online courses by restricting those eligible to enroll based…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Urban Schools, School Holding Power
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Mamiseishvili, Ketevan; Deggs, David M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
The study utilized the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/06) data set to examine persistence outcomes over a 3-year period across the national sample of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds at public 2-year institutions in the United States. More specifically, the purpose of our study was to investigate how…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Public Colleges, College Transfer Students, Academic Persistence
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Silverman, Loretta H.; Seidman, Alan – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2012
The majority of college students are not ready for college-level math courses, which, when completed, have been shown to increase graduation and transfer rates. To address this problem, the Math My Way (MMW) program was developed to integrate module-based curriculum and mastery learning approaches. The program is based on Seidman's retention…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Mastery Learning
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Laanan, Frankie Santos; Starobin, Soko S.; Eggleston, Latrice E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Community colleges play a critical role in the pathway to a baccalaureate degree for millions of students, especially among women and ethnic minorities. This study investigates the complexity of the transfer experience among students who began their postsecondary education at a 2-year college and transferred to a large 4-year university.…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, School Holding Power
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Wathington, Heather D.; Pretlow, Joshua; Mitchell, Claire – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Learning communities, a small cohort of students enrolled together in two or more linked courses, have become a popular intervention to help underprepared students succeed in college. Though learning communities abound in practice, the key structural feature of a learning community--the cohort--may not be fully understood. Authors posit that a…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Community Colleges, Group Dynamics, Student Experience
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Kennamer, Michael A.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Schumacker, Randall E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
This article reviews recent literature on student financial aid as a retention tool at community colleges. Enrollment and tuition data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and federal direct grant student aid data from the IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey are used to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid, Grants
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Barnes, Randall A.; Piland, William E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
This investigation was a case study to measure the retention and persistence effects of a learning community in developmental English at an urban community college. The study used student demographic and course outcome data to quantify the extent to which learning community participation could contribute toward remedying the historically low…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Fincher, Mark; Katsinas, Stephen; Bush, V. Barbara – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
Many colleges and universities are expected to produce more graduates while responding to an increasing level of racial and ethnic diversity among students. While the importance of diversity within executive management leadership teams may be accepted among nonprofit higher education institutions, the connection between diversity among the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, College Students, Minority Groups
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Nyirenda, Stanley M.; Gong, Tao – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
This study of a Mid Atlantic Historically Black Institution (MAHBI) examines cognitive, social, and institutional factors to identify those that are most critical in contributing to the steady decline of the rate of student retention for this institution and others with similar characteristics. Secondary source data pertaining to three cohorts…
Descriptors: African American Institutions, Black Colleges, Land Grant Universities, Institutional Characteristics
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Jauregui, John Andrew; Slate, John R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
In this study, these researchers explored Texas borderland community colleges' institutional policies and factors impacting the access, retention, and educational achievement of undocumented students. Exploratory case studies were conducted on three Texas borderland community colleges in an effort to uncover emergent themes and constructs…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Undocumented Immigrants, Academic Achievement, Performance Factors
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