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Sterling, Althea J. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2018
Institutions typically invest heavily in the first-year experience to promote persistence, yet colleges are also experiencing a pattern of attrition in the second year. The second year is viewed as a period in which students encounter increasing academic, developmental, and social demands, yet the institution tends to provide less support relative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Ralston, Ekaterina S.; Compton, Jonathan; Forbes, Greg; Xu, Xiaowei; Pontius, Jason – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
College admission typically requires students to present their high school GPA and a standardized score, such as ACT or SAT. High school GPA is usually attributed to students' cumulative effort during their high school career and is often used as a measure of resilience. The ACT score allows students' aptitude to be assessed. Contemporary…
Descriptors: Usability, At Risk Students, Student Needs, Needs Assessment
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Miller, Karen – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), located in and around Cleveland, Ohio, opened in September 1963 and was Ohio's first community college. It now serves more than 50,000 credit and noncredit students each year at four traditional campuses located throughout Cuyahoga County, as well as two corporate college locations, the Manufacturing Technology…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Management, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
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Braxton, John M.; Francis, Clay H. W. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
College student retention constitutes a long-standing and critical problem for many colleges and universities. Although the average national rate of first-to-second year persistence stands at 68.5%, rates for types of colleges and universities vary from a low of 56.4% for 2-year public colleges to a high of 81.5% for private PhD-granting…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, Enrollment, Enrollment Management
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Bambhrolia, Bhavesh; Phelan, Steven E. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
The current study uses a sample of community colleges to explore the specific organizational practices that mediate the link between entrepreneurial orientation and performance. The study focuses on a set of practices known as strategic enrollment management and finds that a college's entrepreneurial orientation predicts its enrollment management…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Entrepreneurship, Enrollment Management, Student Recruitment
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Woolfork-Barnes, Toni – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
For more than 30 years, John Gardner has elevated the discussion about the importance of student success in the first-year of college, with a heightened emphasis on first-year seminar courses and their value. Many colleges and universities offer some version of a first-year experience seminar, which is true for the Midwestern MAC School discussed…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, School Holding Power, Enrollment, Enrollment Management
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Sinclair, Matthew S.; Erb, Natalee M.; Braxton, John M. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2016
College student persistence continues to be a vexing problem for colleges and universities. In Rethinking College Student Persistence (2014), Braxton, Doyle, Hartley, Hirshy, Jones, and McLendon explored the indirect role between cultural capital and first-year student persistence. The significance of this role becomes more important when one…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Role, College Freshmen, Academic Persistence
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Gross, Jacob P. K.; Berry, Matthew; Reynolds, Pauline – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
Financial aid and student success are interrelated and essential components of strategic enrollment management. From an economic perspective, by reducing the price students pay, financial aid affects student demand for education. However, financial aid also has nonmonetary effects. For example, students receiving institutional scholarships may…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Strategic Planning
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Erb, Natalee M.; Sinclair, Matthew S.; Braxton, John M. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
Fostering a sense of community should be at the center of every housing and residence life professional's efforts. Research conducted by Braxton et al. (2014) revealed that students who are able to identify with their residence hall community, interact with peers in this community, and find solidarity within the community experience an increased…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Sense of Community, Correlation, Academic Persistence
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Compton, Jonathan; Wohlgemuth, Darin; Forbes, Greg; Ralston, Ekaterina – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
Improving student success and degree completion is one of the core principles of strategic enrollment management. To address this principle, institutional data were used to develop a statistical model to identify academically at-risk students. The model employs multiple linear regression techniques to predict students at risk of earning below a…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Academic Achievement, Multiple Regression Analysis, College Freshmen
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Cartmell, Brandy Mallory – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
University campuses continue to see an increase in the number of helicopter parents, those parents who are hovering about the campus, ready to swoop down and rescue their children at the first sign of distress (Cartmell and McCullough 2014). Retention personnel on campus questioned whether it would be possible to develop initiatives that would…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, College Freshmen
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Kim, Andrew – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
An increasing number of university students in Canada are from East Asian countries and enrolled in graduate programs. For these students, unique factors may contribute to a stressful study environment, which in turn can impact academic performance. This article draws on literature to identify five such factors and appropriate coping strategies:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Asians
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Allen-Stuck, Kimberly M.; McDevitt, Daniel W. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2014
Persistence to graduation begins with engaging the incoming class even before they have made a deposit. Saint Joseph's University developed a framework for combatting the admissions summer melt following a summer where 20% of the deposits were withdrawn. By employing tactics to monitor student engagement throughout the summer and connecting with…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Admission, College Attendance, Learner Engagement