ERIC Number: ED279217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Minority Student Access and Retention: A Review. Research and Development Update.
Research and Development Update, October 1986
Specific access and retention studies and programs focused on minority students at the undergraduate level are reviewed, along with recent research on general retention efforts. General retention strategies concern: pre-enrollment, admissions, financial aid, orientation, academic programs, faculty-student interaction, counseling and advising, career development, campus activities, and housing. Characteristics of students that are related to college student attrition are also identified, including low-level parental education, being from a small town, poor high school record, and poor study habits. College characteristics that are linked to student attrition include: being public or two-year, located in the West or Southwest, and lack of student/college fit. The diversity of access and retention strategies for minorities are also arrayed in matrix form and keyed to a list of references. The strategies are categorized as educational, financial, or personal and are specified for the following educational levels: high school, prefreshman, freshman, sophomore/transfer, and senior/graduate. A multifaceted and campuswide approach to minority student access and retention is recommended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Peer Counseling, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.