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Melendez, Mickey C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
College student adjustment, success, and retention have been a focus of college administrators and student development professionals for decades. However, national college retention and graduation statistics are typically focused on full-time residential college populations. The purpose of the current study was to examine more closely the…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Place of Residence, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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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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Kopp, Jason P.; Shaw, Emily J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Retention research rarely differentiates between students dismissed from an institution for poor academic performance versus students leaving by choice. As a proxy for studying academic dismissal, this study investigated differences between students leaving college in academic jeopardy after the first year (<2.00 grade point average) and those…
Descriptors: Dropouts, College Students, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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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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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)
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Finnegan, Catherine; Morris, Libby V.; Lee, Kangjoo – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
This research empirically examined student behavior in online courses and its relationship to persistence and achievement across fields. Eight variables descriptive of student behaviors online were measured for 1) frequency and 2) duration of participation. Twenty-two courses were grouped into three broad fields: English and Communication; Social…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Online Courses
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Perrine, Rose M.; Spain, Judith W. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
The present research was a two-year longitudinal study on the effects of a six-day, optional, pre-semester, freshman orientation program on academic credits earned, GPA and college retention. Regression analyses were used to remove the variance associated with other possible predictors of academic success (gender, age, race, developmental need,…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, School Holding Power
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Chimka, Justin R.; Reed-Rhoads, Teri; Barker, Kash – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
Survival analysis is a statistical tool used to describe the duration between events. Many processes in medical research, engineering, and economics can be described using survival analysis techniques. This research involves studying engineering college student graduation using Cox proportional hazards models. Among male students with American…
Descriptors: Models, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Study, Engineering
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Campbell, K. Celeste; Fuqua, Dale R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
This study identified factors that were potential predictors of student completion in a collegiate honors program, evaluated the relative predictive importance of these factors, and used them to describe how the completion groups differed. Records were examined from 336 freshman honors program participants at a large, Midwestern, public…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Class Rank, Academically Gifted, Grade Point Average
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Wohlgemuth, Darin; Whalen, Don; Sullivan, Julia; Nading, Carolyn; Shelley, Mack; Wang, Yongyi (Rebecca) – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2007
Regression analysis was used to study retention and graduation for the fall 1996 entering class of students at a midwestern research extensive university (n = 3,610; 44% female, 8% minority, 77% in-state). Logistic regression was used to predict the likelihood of a student being retained for each of four years, and the outcome of graduation at the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Environmental Influences, Honors Curriculum, Graduation Rate