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ERIC Number: EJ852033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Student Attrition and Retention in Ontario's Colleges
Drea, Catherine
College Quarterly, v7 n2 Spr 2004
Student attrition and retention in Ontario's colleges have been of concern to governments and administrators since the mid-1970's when attrition was estimated at 50 percent (Giroux and Mezei, 1993). As a result of this concern, there have been efforts aimed at increasing student retention in Ontario's colleges. This is by no means a problem limited to postsecondary education in Ontario. In order to reduce attrition, governments and institutions must work on increasing retention. Retention is described as students who complete diploma/certificate programs. In this article, the author addresses student attrition and retention in Ontario's colleges through discussion of attrition rates, factors influencing attrition and recommendations for increasing retention. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada