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ERIC Number: EJ1125434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
At Issue: Lack of Persistence in College and the High- Achieving, Low-Income Student: A Review of the Literature
Wilson, Sherell D.
Community College Enterprise, v22 n2 p42-51 Fall 2016
College retention rates are of increasing concern for higher education researchers, administrators, and policymakers alike, and even more so at the community college level. In both human and economic terms, the issue staggers the imagination. As we agonize over the issue, we seem to be neglecting a crucial group of students at the heart of our failure to retain and successfully graduate students. We are failing an exceptional group of young adults who are high-achieving students from lower-income families. Although the extent of this research review is not exhaustive, it is representative of the current research into the issue of college persistence with an emphasis on high-achieving, low-income students. The purpose of this literature review is to present factors of influence identified in the research and to organize those influences into clarifying categories for future inquiry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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