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National Student Clearinghouse, 2019
This snapshot goes beyond traditional measures of postsecondary attainment by tracking the fall 2012 entering cohort over time, and showing persistence, stop-out, and completion rates at the end of each subsequent academic year. The model tracks outcomes for both full-time and part-time starters, and takes spring and summer terms into account.…
Descriptors: Stopouts, Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, Higher Education
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Muller, Orna; Shacham, Miri; Herscovitz, Orit – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Due to high dropout rates (30%) among first-year students, our college of engineering operates programmes for promoting students' retention and learning. The peer-led team learning (PLTL) programme accompanies Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics introductory courses with a high rate of failures, and incorporates workshops of small…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Engineering Education, Academic Persistence, Peer Teaching
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Nasamran, Amy N.; Witmer, Sara E.; Los, James E. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Participating in postsecondary activities such as education and employment can increase an individual's independence, contribution to society, and quality of life. However, researchers suggest that students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) engage in these postsecondary activities less than their peers do. The extent to which academic and social…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Interpersonal Competence
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Sanacore, Joseph; Palumbo, Anthony – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2016
Some colleges engage in unethical practices to balance their budgets, such as accepting "marginal" students who qualify for loans and government-backed financial aid but not providing these students with the services and programs they need to achieve success. Too many low-income students who are often first-generation students find…
Descriptors: Higher Education, First Generation College Students, College Students, College Graduates
Keevers, Douglas M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
College students in the United States today are failing to be academically engaged, and there is a critical need to analyze why this is occurring. The research conducted in this study was used to examine student engagement as a means to promote learning in higher education. Student engagement can lead to knowledge development and foster academic…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, Student Attitudes, Higher Education
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Agasisti, Tommaso; Haelermans, Carla – Higher Education Quarterly, 2016
This paper analyses the relationship between the public funding systems of higher education in Italy and the Netherlands and their universities' performances. Empirically, an efficiency analysis on 13 Dutch and 58 Italian public universities is conducted. The findings show that the relative efficiency of Italian and Dutch universities is strongly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Comparative Education, Academic Achievement
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Wilson, Keithia L.; Murphy, Karen A.; Pearson, Andrew G.; Wallace, Barbara M.; Reher, Vanessa G. S.; Buys, Nicholas – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
The engagement and retention of commencing students is a longstanding issue in higher education, particularly with the implementation of the widening student participation agenda. The early weeks of the first semester are especially critical to student engagement and early attrition. This study investigated the perceived early transition needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Holding Power, Learner Engagement, College Students
Bradford, Josette – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The college graduation rates for African-Americans, as compared to other ethnic cohorts, remains at a continuous low level. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2014), 1,602,480 baccalaureate degrees were conferred nationwide to college students during 2009-2010. The purpose of this phenomenological research study is to…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Students, College Students, Males
Schneider, Amy – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the United States, there are approximately 400,000 foster youth. The state of California accounts for approximately 20% percent of youth placed in the foster care system. As a whole, this population is exposed to a multitude of risk factors while placed in the foster care system and as they emancipate. Re-victimization is not uncommon as youth…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
Kissinger, Daniel B.; Newman, Richard E.; Miller, Michael T. – Online Submission, 2015
Intercollegiate athletics are an indelible aspect of American higher education, and many collegiate athletes, particularly those at the Division I level, view their college careers as an extension of and springboard toward a professional sports career. This study is based on a series of semi-structured interviews with men's athletic administrators…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, College Students, Semi Structured Interviews
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Stack-Cutler, Holly L.; Parrila, Rauno K.; Torppa, Minna – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
We assessed the impact of intrapersonal and interpersonal resilience, persistence, and number of difficulties in addition to reading problems on life satisfaction (general, social, and self) and academic achievement. A total of 120 adults with reading difficulties who either were completing a university degree or were recent graduates responded to…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Reading Difficulties, Adult Literacy, Resilience (Psychology)
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Hahn, William; Fairchild, Chris; Childs, R. Joseph – Christian Higher Education, 2015
This study investigated differences in Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam (UCPAE) pass rates between candidates who graduated from Council for Christian Colleges & Universities member schools (CCCU-member) and candidates who graduated from institutions that are not CCCU members. The data set included 1,131 institutions (72,453…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Accounting
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Buchanan, Emily; Morrison, Jo; Walker, Matthew; Aston, Helen; Cook, Rose – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Tutor Trust is a Manchester-based charity that aims to provide affordable small group and one-to-one tuition, predominantly to disadvantaged pupils in schools in challenging communities. The tutors are university students and recent graduates, enabling tuition to be provided at a competitive rate on a not-for-profit basis. This three-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students
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Buchanan, Emily; Worth, Jack; Aston, Helen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Tutor Trust is a Manchester-based charity that aims to provide affordable small group and one to one tuition to schools. The Trust recruits university students and recent graduates, which enables it to provide tuition at a competitive rate. It predominantly aims to support schools in challenging communities and pupils who are looked-after or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students
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Obiekezie, E. O.; Ejemot-Nwadiaro, R. I.; Essien, M. I.; Timothy, A. Essien – African Higher Education Review, 2014
The level of job performance, international comparability and competitiveness of Nigerian university graduates are burning issues. Consequently, the academic quality of Nigerian universities has come under severe criticism. Since university lecturers are key players in quality control in universities, this study explored their perceptions of…
Descriptors: Job Performance, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Student Attitudes
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