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ERIC Number: EJ1141939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
A Comparison of Student Retention and First Year Programs among Liberal Arts Colleges in the Mountain South
Howard, Jeff S.; Flora, Bethany H.
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v11 n1 p67-84 Spr 2015
First year students, like all students at a university, comprise a diverse mixture of personal traits, backgrounds, experiences, and assorted learning styles. Each of these unique student characteristics can either enhance or inhibit successful integration to the campus community. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of various first year programs on student retention. The study examined nine first year programs. The presence or absence of these first year programs were compared to the retention rate of first year students at several liberal arts colleges in the southern Appalachian Mountains of the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia; North Carolina; Tennessee
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