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ERIC Number: ED512639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 85
College Persistence and Completion Strategies: Opportunities for Scaling up. Education Policy Brief. Volume 8, Number 4, Fall 2010
Spradlin, Terry E.; Burroughs, Nathan A.; Rutkowski, David J.; Lang, Justin R.
Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University
Previous reports by the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) on higher education have dealt with topics such as trends in college remediation courses (Plucker, Wongsarpigoon, & Houser, 2003), post-secondary credit-based transition programs (Plucker, Chieu, & Zaman, 2006), university sponsorship of charter schools (Plucker et al., 2004), and the status of athletics and Title IX in Indiana (Eckes & Chamberlin, 2003). This brief focuses on historically underrepresented college students and the factors that affect their decisions to enter higher education, stay in college, complete their degrees "on time," or leave college altogether. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) has demonstrated strong leadership on the issues of college access and completion and has established clear goals as detailed in the report, "Reaching Higher with College Completion: Moving from Access to Success" (2008). This brief has three goals: examine national research on enhancing the participation and success of historically underrepresented college students, provide information on the effectiveness of current retention programs in postsecondary institutions, and identify promising policies and strategies that merit further exploration. Recommendations included are similarly aimed at improving the quality of evaluative evidence for college retention and completion. (Contains 4 tables, 3 footnotes, and 12 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana University, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Indiana