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College Student Retention Formula for Student Success

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ISBN-10: 0275981932

ISBN-13: 9780275981938

Edition: 2005

Authors: Alan Seidman

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Although access to higher education is virtually universally available, many students who start in a higher education program drop out prior to completing a degree or achieving their individual academic and/or social goals. In response to student attrition, colleges have developed intervention programs and services to try to retain students. In spite of all of the programs and services to help retain students, according to the U.S. Department of Education, Center for Educational Statistics, only 50% of those who enter higher education actually earn a bachelor''s degree. Enrollment management and the retention of students remain a top priority of federal and state government, colleges,…    
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 364
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Foreword : college student retention : formula for student success
Past to present : a historical look at retention
Measurements of persistence
Theoretical developments in the study of college student departure
How to define retention : a new look at an old problem
Toward reliable knowledge about college student departure
Student persistence and degree attainment beyond the first year in college : the need for research
Pathways to a four-year degree : determinants of transfer and degree completion
Nine themes of college student retention
Pre-college and institutional influences on degree attainment
Finances and retention : trends and potential implications
Where we go from here : a retention formula for student success
Epilogue : moving from theory to action