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ERIC Number: ED515401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
What Works in Student Retention? Four-Year Private Colleges
Habley, Wesley R.; McClanahan, Randy
ACT, Inc.
This report reflects ACT's three-decade commitment to assist colleges and universities to better understand the impact of campus practices on college student retention and degree completion. This report focuses only on the data provided by four-year private colleges, and contains the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Executive Summary; (3) Survey Section A: Campus Coordination and Retention/Completion Goals; (4) Survey Section B: Institutional Issues, Characteristics, and Services; (5) Survey Section C: Student Characteristics; (6) Survey Section D: Retention Practices; and (7) Recommendations. Appendices include: (A) Review of the Retention Literature; (B) Bibliography; and (C) The Survey. (Contains 14 tables.) [For the main report, "What Works in Student Retention? All Survey Colleges", see ED500455.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.