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Silva, Meghan R.; Kleinert, Whitney L.; Sheppard, A. Victoria; Cantrell, Kathryn A.; Freeman-Coppadge, Darren J.; Tsoy, Elena; Roberts, Tangela; Pearrow, Melissa – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Although younger populations, such as emerging adults, have been shown to be particularly susceptible to food insecurity and housing instability, the current research is predominantly devoid of literature examining these experiences on college campuses. The present study explores the food and housing vulnerabilities that may be barriers to…
Descriptors: College Students, Urban Universities, Food, College Housing
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Jones, Willis A.; Braxton, John M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
College student retention has been and continues to be one of the most important issues facing the higher education community. Despite this importance, little is known about the type and methodological rigor of institutional efforts to increase student retention. This article presents the findings of a study which attempted to gain a clearer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Dropout Research
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Morley, Kathleen M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2004
This study examined the influence of racial/ethnic dynamics on the process of social and academic integration. Students of diverse racial/ethnic and academic backgrounds were interviewed throughout their first-year and again at the beginning of their sophomore year about their pre-college and in-college experiences. Results yielded a qualitative…
Descriptors: Institutional Environment, Social Integration, Academic Persistence, African American Students