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Some Highlights of the Astin Study of Dropouts and Implications for the Black Colleges.
Moton Consortium on Admissions and Financial Aid, Washington, DC.
The Astin study of dropouts is a national survey covering a large population; it is a longitudinal study and is related to action programs. This paper highlights some of the major aspects of the study, draws implications that have special significance to the black colleges, and suggests areas for further research that would appear to be of particular importance to decisionmaking in the historically black institutions. The study finds that the most important areas affecting attrition are: financial aid; residence and campus environment; employment; and characteristics of the college. (JMF)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Black Colleges, Black Community, Black Students, Campuses, College Environment, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Employment, Higher Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Financial Aid, Students, Surveys
Moton Consortium on Admissions and Financial Aid, 2100 S Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Moton Consortium on Admissions and Financial Aid, Washington, DC.