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ERIC Number: EJ792207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Retention of Community College Students: Related Student and Institutional Characteristics
Craig, Alfred J.; Ward, Cynthia V. L.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v9 n4 p505-517 2007-2008
Public community colleges were established to improve access to higher education. However, access for all often results in low student retention and in the loss of effort, time, and money for students and institutions. This institutional specific retention study, which examined student factors, both demographic and academic, and institutional factors, was completed at a public community college in New England. Working from an existing database, the data on a cohort of first-time full-time students (N = 1,729) were tracked through the period fall 1998 through fall 2003 and were analyzed using descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, and logistic regression analysis. The findings resulted in a set of recommended changes in institutional policies and practices aimed at improving student retention and, thereby, greater success for the students and the institution. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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