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ERIC Number: ED426722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
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A Longitudinal Study of Native American Persistence in Community Colleges.
Kruger, Mari Lynn
This study, which includes a review of literature and a methodology description, investigates the persistence rates of 462 Native American first-time college students enrolled in community colleges throughout Washington State in the fall of 1988. Their progress was tracked over a six-year study period. Existing data from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges were analyzed. The results of the study indicated that the persistence rates of Native Americans were low. Factors found to be related to persistence were gender, age, enrollment status, educational aspirations and college grade point average. A significant relationship was found between enrollment status (i.e. part-time versus full-time) and persistence. Results also indicated that a significant difference existed between the grade point average of persisters and non-persisters. The study concludes that developing new techniques to increase the retention of Native American students is an important challenge to higher education. Appended is a list of variables used in the study. (Contains 110 references.) (AS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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