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Thomas, Jackie C., Jr.; Wolters, Christopher; Horn, Catherine; Kennedy, Heidi – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
In this study, campus involvement, faculty mentorship, motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and utility value), and sense of belonging were examined as potential predictors of African-American college student academic persistence. Participants (n = 139) in the study were African-American college students from a large-urban university. Separate…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Urban Universities, Academic Persistence
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Pike, Gary R.; Hansen, Michele J.; Childress, Janice E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
The present research examined the extent to which pre-college characteristics, high school experiences, college expectations, and initial enrollment characteristics were related to graduation from college. Data from admission applications, the "ACT Compass" survey, and initial enrollment measures for Fall 2004 and Fall 2005 first-time…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Educational Experience, Correlation, Expectation
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Rohr, Samuel L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
This study examined the relationship between various admissions selection criteria utilized by a small, Liberal Arts College in Indiana. More specifically, the study examined if a higher college preparatory GPA and a higher aggregate score on the SAT helped predict the retention of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Grade Point Average, Enrollment, Predictor Variables
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Campbell, Corbin M.; Mislevy, Jessica L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Along with the massification of higher education and increasing costs, the pressure on institutions to retain all students to degree completion has been mounting. Early identification of students who are at risk of leaving an institution may help institutions to target and retain these students. This study investigated whether freshmen behaviors,…
Descriptors: Identification, At Risk Students, School Holding Power, Enrollment
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Schatzel, Kim; Callahan, Thomas; Davis, Timothy – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Results from the analyses of data from 463 former college students between the ages of 25 and 34 years old identify those most likely to reenroll in higher education in the near future. Those who intend to reenroll are more likely to be members of minority groups, younger, single, and recently laid-off, have earned more credits, and hold strong…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Stopouts, Enrollment, Withdrawal (Education)