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ERIC Number: ED562930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 132
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-8414-8
Institutional Factors Influencing First-Generation College Students in the First Year: A Case Study
Todd, Preston
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
External stakeholders hold higher education institutions accountable for the rate students persist and graduate. When identifying at-risk student populations, one group involves students whose parents did not graduate. These students are known as first-generation students. There are many challenging factors facing first-generation college students in their quest to graduate. Institutions have a responsibility to provide support services targeted to promote student success and retention. This study provides a comprehensive examination of retention strategies recognized as influencing first-generation student retention in the first year of college at one institution. The selected institution was identified as having first-year retention rates in the top quartile of members for a Midwestern private and independent college association. Administrators, faculty members, and staff members provided keen insight regarding their efforts to effectively support first-year first-generation college students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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