Rethinking College Student Retention

ISBN-10: 0470907703
ISBN-13: 9780470907702
Edition: 2014
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Description: Drawing on studies funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, the authors revise current theories of college student departure, making the important distinction between residential and commuter colleges and universities, and thereby taking into  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/17/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Drawing on studies funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, the authors revise current theories of college student departure, making the important distinction between residential and commuter colleges and universities, and thereby taking into account the role of the external environment and the characteristics of social communities in student departure and retention. A unique feature of the authors' approach is that they also consider the role that the various characteristics of states play in degree completion and first-year persistence.First-year college student retention and degree completion is a multi-layered, multi-dimensional problem, and the book's recommendations for state- and institutional-level policy and practice will help policy-makers and planners at all levels as well as anyone concerned with institutional retention rates--and helping students reach their maximum potential for success--understand the complexities of the issue and develop policies and initiatives to increase student persistence.

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