ERIC Number: ED491930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-30
College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success
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, universities, and parents of students who are attending college and of students themselves. This book offers a formula for student success intended to assist colleges and universities in retaining and graduating students.
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Higher Education, Intervention, Student Attrition, Enrollment Management, College Students
Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06825. Tel: 203-226-3571; Tel: 800-225-5800 (Toll Free); Fax: 203-222-1502; Web site: http://www.greenwood.com.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED555627