ERIC Number: ED127841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Recent Trends in Student Retention.
Shulman, Carol Herrnstadt
ERIC Higher Education Research Currents, p1-4 May 1976
For the future, college and university administrators face the problem of maintaining a satisfactory enrollment level. They recognize that reducing attrition may be a useful approach to their enrollment problems, but remedies for attrition are not readily developed. There is a consensus that campus administrators can use the available research to analyze their own attrition problems and develop strategies for alleviating them. These strategies can be successfully developed to retain those students who can, with counseling, benefit from a college program. College counselors should also advise students to dropout or transfer to other institutions when these alternatives may best serve their academic and personal needs. This counseling recognizes that dropping out is losing its negative connotation in many cases. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Attendance, Counseling Services, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Educational Supply, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Persistence, Potential Dropouts, School Holding Power
Publications Department, American Assoication for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.40)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.