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Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Brock, Thomas; LeBlanc, Allen; Paxson, Christina; Rouse, Cecilia Elena; Barrow, Lisa – MDRC, 2009
MDRC launched the Opening Doors demonstration to test four distinct interventions that were designed to help more students persist in community college and accomplish their academic and personal goals. This report describes the impacts of a performance-based scholarship program with a counseling component on academic success and persistence among…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Academic Persistence, Credits, Program Effectiveness
Dale, Paul M. – 1995
This study assessed the impact of the HORIZONS Student Support Program on participating college freshmen at Purdue University (Indiana). HORIZONS is a federally funded program designed to increase retention of first generation, low income, or physically disabled students. The cornerstone of the project and the vehicle through which most services…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Affective Objectives, College Freshmen, Disabilities
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Fidler, Paul P.; Godwin, Margi A. – Journal of Developmental Education, 1994
Describes the success of the Freshman Seminar Program at the University of South Carolina, designed to retain African-American students. Discusses the personal and social development needs of African-American students and how the Freshman Seminar contributes to their development. Presents data showing retention results. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Students, College Students, Educational Opportunities
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Odell, Patricia M. – Journal of the Freshman Year Experience & Students in Transition, 1996
"Avenues to Success in College," a noncredit first-year orientation course, taught study and coping skills, familiarized students with campus facilities, and provided information about drug/alcohol use and other first-year concerns. Students completing the course earned higher average grades, were less likely to experience academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Coping
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Walleri, R. Dan; Stoker, Cheryl L.; Stoering, Juliette M. – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 1998
Describes a project-in-process designed to incorporate multiple strategies into a comprehensive retention program. Theorizes that combining these strategies would have a cumulative, positive impact on student persistence. Gives a description of the major components of the program, examines the organizational dynamics of the project, and provides a…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies