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Miller, Lisa – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study expanded on previous models that looked primarily at student and support factors related to student retention and examined other stakeholder group functions not previously reviewed in relation to student retention. The research question assumed that greater faculty participation in campus decision-making and faculty satisfaction would…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Academic Persistence, Teacher Influence
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Hunter, Matthew Pryor; Wilson, Joel Eric – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
With the increased numbers of dual enrollment students across the country as well as various state initiatives to increase retention among the student population at large, institutions face great challenges when balancing the many initiatives incumbent upon them. However, Tennessee, a state leader in both the free community college and dual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
National Student Clearinghouse, 2014
This snapshot report provides information on student persistence and retention rates for Spring 2014. Data is presented in tabular format on the following: (1) First-Year Persistence and Retention Rates by Starting Enrollment Intensity (all institutional sectors); (2) First-Year Persistence and Retention Rates by Age at College Entry (all…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Enrollment Rate, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
National Student Clearinghouse, 2018
Of all students who started college in fall 2016, 73.9 percent persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2017, while 61.6 percent were retained at their starting institution. The persistence rate is the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year, while the retention rate is the percentage of students who…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Educational Trends
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Hutto, Pamela Noel – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Community colleges are under pressure to educate a growing student population while economic resources in higher education are diminishing. One measure of success for colleges is the ability to retain students. Due to the varied nature of the community college population, measuring student retention is challenging. One facet of student retention…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, Teacher Employment, Correlation
Miller, Lisa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Community colleges have been important open access entry points into education and employment. In order to improve the community college average retention rate of 60%, this study began looking at other areas that may have been impacting student retention without having been previously quantified. To evaluate the impact of faculty inclusion in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2018
In an effort to better understand the higher education outcomes of students with disabilities in Maryland, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), in partnership with the state's higher education institutions and the Maryland Department of Disabilities, created a survey administered to colleges and universities in Maryland to collect…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, School Holding Power, Graduation Rate
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Kiser, Michelle; Hammer, Emily E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
This article contributes to the literature addressing the needs of increasing student enrollment and retention across university campuses by identifying programs where progress can be made to improve the student retention rate and increase university enrollment. This article derives from a provisional program that began in the fall of 2009 at a…
Descriptors: Enrollment, School Holding Power, Higher Education, Community Colleges
Di Bartolomeo, Stacy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Healthcare student retention rates have been a problem across the United States for several years, and it is difficult for colleges to develop orientation programs for the students to attend before they start their programs. The purpose of this qualitative, case study was to investigate the perceptions of students, faculty, and administrators…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, School Holding Power, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Chan, Hsun-Yu – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2018
This study examined the relationship between college readiness of student veterans and retention, graduation, or transfer. I analyzed transcript and administrative data for student veterans who used GI Bill benefits at a public two-year college in Wisconsin. Results from logistic regression show that successful course completion rate (earning a C…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Two Year College Students, Veterans, Correlation
Gibbs, Dionne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this basic qualitative research was to investigate the perceptions of nurse educators who work in proprietary institutions regarding their roles in retaining nursing students enrolled in an associate degree in nursing program. Information about nursing faculty's perceptions of their role in nursing students' retention was missing…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, College Faculty, School Holding Power, Teacher Attitudes
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2016
This report provides information on retention, graduation, and transfer rates for students entering Maryland community colleges as first-time, full-time students between 1993 and 2013. This edition of the report includes analysis of student outcomes two, three, and four years after matriculation. The first section contains analysis of student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Holding Power, Graduation Rate, Transfer Rates (College)
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Wladis, Claire; Wladis, Katherine; Hachey, Alyse C. – Online Learning, 2014
There is well-documented evidence that online retention rates are lower than face-to-face retention rates. However, most past research on online retention focuses on student characteristics, with little knowledge existing on the impact of course type. This study uses a matched sample of 2,330 students at a large urban community college to analyze…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Online Courses, Course Selection (Students)
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Fall-to-fall retention and persistence are important early indicators for students working toward degrees and certificates. Data examined by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center indicated that the overall rate for students who began at a community college in fall 2016 and persisted the next fall (enrolled in the same college or…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Two Year College Students, Minority Group Students, School Holding Power
Murtha, Mitchell E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
American higher education is at a unique point in its history. Current calls for accountability, transparency, cost control and results through gainful employment permeate the industry. Additionally, the movement known as the Completion Agenda has gained momentum and forced institutions of higher education to turn their attention from enrollment…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, School Holding Power, Academic Achievement, Community Colleges
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