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ERIC Number: EJ1142572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0059
Changing Demographics and Needs Assessment for Learning Centers in the 21st Century
Payne, Emily Miller; Hodges, Russ; Hernandez, Elda Patricia
Learning Assistance Review, v22 n1 p21-36 Spr 2017
Students entering postsecondary education embody America's growing diversity. Rapid demographics shifts and changing student attendance patterns pose new challenges for higher education. Enrollment trends vary across states and regions with some areas seeing increased student populations while others are experiencing declining enrollments (Center for Public Education, n.d.). Institutions must transform and adjust to accommodate the dramatic shifts in student demographics. Learning centers that offer best-practice interventions will contribute positively to students' retention and certificate or degree completion. This chapter provides insights into student attendance patterns, first through the lens of high school graduation rates, then through future college enrollment trends, and finally through college completion. Demographic research findings support conducting needs assessments to meet the emerging needs of our changing student demographics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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