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ERIC Number: EJ816857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Impact of a Program for the Disadvantaged on Student Retention
Braunstein, Andrew W.; Lesser, Mary H.; Pescatrice, Donn R.
College Student Journal, v42 n1 p36-40 Mar 2008
This study compares the freshman to sophomore retention rate for all freshmen at a medium-sized college to the retention rate for freshmen who participated in a program for disadvantaged students. The retention rate (over a three-year period) was nearly identical for the two groups. That finding is an indicator of the benefits of the special program, given that the students who participated in the program had lower SAT scores, lower high school grade point averages, and lower family incomes compared to all freshmen at the college. Based on previous research in the area of student retention, one would clearly expect a significantly higher freshman to sophomore retention rate for the larger group. Furthermore, a comparison of logistic regression models shows that the retention of the student population in general was influenced to a greater degree by demographic, academic, and financial factors than was the retention of the smaller group. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)