ERIC Number: EJ995753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 21
Improving Retention Rates: One College's Stride toward Improvement
Bosco, Michael A.
College and University, v88 n1 p2-8 Sum 2012
In order to support a new knowledge-based economy, President Obama has determined that more of the nation's population will need a college degree. While much of the research on two-year colleges has focused on public community colleges, there are a number of private, independent two-year colleges whose graduates will also contribute to a knowledge-based economy and to meeting the President's degree attainment goal. This review focuses on one private two-year college in Massachusetts that has set the aggressive goal of increasing its graduation rate to 70 percent by 2016; this goal is within the degree attainment range that the U.S. Department of Education has set for Massachusetts. The college community has taken significant steps to improve the retention and graduation rates of its student population, and it has netted some promising results in a short period of time.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Educational Attainment, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Private Colleges, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Performance Factors, Educational Objectives, College Administration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; United States