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Wilson, Steffen P.; Gore, Jonathan S.; Renfro, Amanda; Blake, Marion; Muncie, Eric; Treadway, Jodi – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The purpose of the studies reported here was to test the hypothesis that college students from cultures that emphasize strong family ties experience familial tethering or a pull to remain connected to home, which then has negative consequences on the student's ability to connect to and succeed at the university. In Study 1, it was found that…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Family School Relationship, Correlation, Hypothesis Testing
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Scott, Timothy P.; Thigpin, Sara S.; Bentz, Adrienne O. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The College of Science at Texas A&M University developed a transfer student learning community with one 2-year institution after receiving National Science Foundation funds for scholarships to support students majoring in engineering and science. To date, 89% of the students that matriculated to Texas A&M University under this grant have…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Majors (Students), School Holding Power
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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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Crisp, Gloria; Horn, Catherine; Dizinno, Gerry; Barlow, Libby – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
The present study explored the long-term impact of admission policies at two aspiring research institutions in Texas. Six years of longitudinal institutional data were analyzed for all full-time first time in college undergraduate students at both universities. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to identify relationships and…
Descriptors: College Admission, Research Universities, Comparative Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
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Reyes, Maria Elena – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2012
In an effort to increase the retention rates of college sophomores in a Hispanic Serving Institution in south Texas, university administrators created and implemented a successful peer mentoring model, the Sophomore Academic Mentoring (SAM) Program. Results suggest that the program has contributed to an increase in retention for second year,…
Descriptors: College Students, Mentors, Higher Education, School Holding Power
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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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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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Flores, Stella M.; Horn, Catherine L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
Texas House Bill 1403, which was passed in 2001, is the first in-state resident tuition (ISRT) policy to benefit undocumented students in the United States. Seven years later, the literature includes virtually no empirical evidence of the persistence patterns of students who have enrolled in post-secondary institutions as beneficiaries of the…
Descriptors: Tuition, Public Policy, State Aid, Undocumented Immigrants
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Kiser, Angelina I. T.; Price, Larry – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
This research examined the predictive accuracy of selected variables (high school letter grade average, first-year college grade point average (GPA), residence location, cumulative hours taken, mother's education level, father's education level, and gender) on the persistence of college freshmen to their sophomore year. A model consisting of 1,014…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Persistence, Academic Achievement
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Glenn, Frank S. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2004
The purposes of this study were to ascertain which Texas public community colleges have been able to graduate the highest percentages of black males and to analyze the factors contributing to that achievement. An institutional questionnaire was developed, designed to elicit information regarding policies and/or practices directly related to the…
Descriptors: Males, Graduation Rate, Case Studies, Academic Persistence