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ERIC Number: ED510474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
What Works in Student Retention? Fourth National Survey. Report for All Colleges and Universities
ACT, Inc.
Over the past three and one-half decades, ACT has dedicated itself to conducting research that collects information from colleges and universities that will help them identify and better understand the impact of various practices on college student retention and persistence to degree-completion. Conducted in the spring of 2009, ACT's most recent retention research sought to find answers to questions about retention that might shed light on how to decrease the gap between college enrollment and degree completion. This study, as those in the past, was designed to ask Chief Academic Affairs Officers and others in similar positions to provide their thoughts concerning two primary matters: college student attrition and retention. Presented in this report is information about the study's methodology, including the instrument, contact database, administration, population, and response rates. Data analyzed for the study included that returned from individuals at community colleges, private four-year colleges, and public four-year colleges. What Works in Student Retention Instrument is appended. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.