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ERIC Number: EJ831430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Retention and Graduation of Students with Disabilities: Facilitating Student Success
Wessel, Roger D.; Jones, James A.; Markle, Larry; Westfall, Curt
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v21 n3 p116-125 2009
In this longitudinal study of 11,317 students, the retention and graduation rates of students with apparent and nonapparent disabilities were compared to students without disabilities. The annual retention and graduation rates (six years after matriculation) were similar for all students, regardless of the presence or absence of a disability except for variations during years four and five. The mean number of years required to graduate were similar for all students, regardless of the presence or absence of a disability. Examples of institutional interventions for disability services offices are provided to facilitate student success among students with disabilities. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A