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ERIC Number: ED510455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
What Works in Student Retention? Fourth National Survey. Community Colleges Report
ACT, Inc.
This report presents the findings for community colleges that participated in ACT's 2010 What Works in Student Retention survey. The report contains information pertinent to only these institutions. A copy of the survey instrument to which all colleges and universities in this study responded can be found in Appendix B of this report. The survey was mailed to the Chief Academic Affairs Officers at 949 community colleges, [approximately] 28% of the total 3,360 surveys mailed. A total of 1,104 responses were received, of which 305 ([approximately] 32%) were from community colleges. In sections I and II of this report the full base of respondents and computed percentages were based on the number of individuals responding to each item unless otherwise noted with the inclusion of the word "blank," in which case blanks were included in the total number of respondents for the item. This report is divided into four sections: Section I: Background Information; Section II: Retention and Degree-Completion Rates; Section III: Factors Affecting Student Attrition at Your School; Section IV: On-Campus Retention Practices; and Section V: Top Three Retention Practices. Appended are: (1) Data for Community Colleges; and (2) What Works in Student Retention Instrument. (Contains 15 tables.)
ACT, Inc. 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Tel: 319-337-1270; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.