ERIC Number: EJ708316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-18
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Preparing Students for Success in the Academy
Hodge, Trevor V.; Pickron, Carlton
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n20 p130 Nov 2004
In spite of the growing body of political and intellectual rhetoric regarding student success in the academy, the need has never been greater to redefine where the burden of responsibility lies to ensure such success. For the past 10 years, politicians, educators, policymakers and all the essential stakeholders in higher education have heralded the success of colleges and universities around the nation for continuing to be on the cutting edge of research and enrolling more youth from more diverse backgrounds. More than two-thirds of high school graduates are going to college. However, reports published through the U.S. Department of Education on retention continue to show a dismal account of student graduation rates in colleges and universities. This article focuses on the importance of supporting college students from start to finish so more will graduate and the dropout rates will decline.
Descriptors: College Graduates, Minority Groups, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Postsecondary Education, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Student Diversity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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