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Heiny, Robert L.; Heiny, Erik L.; Raymond, Karen – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Two approaches, Linear Discriminant Analysis, and Logistic Regression are used and compared to predict success or failure for first-time freshmen in the first calculus course at a medium-sized public, 4-year institution prior to Fall registration. The predictor variables are high school GPA, the number, and GPA's of college prep mathematics…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Mathematics, Calculus, Student Placement
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Novak, Heather; Paguyo, Christina; Siller, Thomas – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
In this study, we analyzed the Successful/Unsuccessful Grading (SUG) program, an intervention that was founded at a large public university to support students during their transition into the first year of undergraduate engineering (EG) coursework. To understand how the SUG program impacts student retention of EG majors, we conducted an analysis…
Descriptors: Grading, Intervention, State Universities, Undergraduate Students
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Haydarov, Rustam; Moxley, Virginia; Anderson, Dawn – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
This article examines definitions, rationales, and calculations associated with higher education performance measures: persistence, retention rate, attrition rate, drop-out rate, and graduation rate. Strengths and limitations of these measures are scrutinized relative to online master's programs. Outcomes of a sample of students (N = 96) enrolled…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Masters Programs
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White, John Wesley – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2005
A significant body of research has examined the reasons behind high minority collegiate attrition. All of this work has contributed to our understanding of the unique challenges minority and first generation college students face in the difficult transition to the often new culture that is the college experience. One area that has gone virtually…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Discourse Communities, First Generation College Students, Alienation