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Harrell, Johnna C.; Reglin, Gary – College Student Journal, 2018
Problem was the community college recognized a decline in student retention rates from 2009 to 2012 in the School of Nursing. Purpose of this program evaluation was to evaluate a faculty advising program (FAP) in the School of Nursing at a community college in regard to students' satisfaction and retention. Evaluation period was from Fall 2012 to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Nursing Education, Faculty Advisers, Student Satisfaction
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O'Keeffe, Patrick – College Student Journal, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to explore the causes and potential solutions to, student attrition. With student attrition rates reaching between 30 and 50 per cent in the United States, and over 20 per cent in Australia, the inability of higher education institutions to retain their students is a significant issue. This paper cites key risk factors…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Attrition, Mental Health, School Counseling
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Liguori, Gary; Lonbaken, Barb – College Student Journal, 2015
Objectives: This study attempted to identify relationships between alcohol consumption and first-to-second-year student retention among college students. Methods: 820 students in general education courses completed an online wellness assessment at four separate time points, including questions related to alcohol consumption. Data were analyzed…
Descriptors: Drinking, Academic Persistence, Gender Differences, Risk
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Green, Raymond J. – College Student Journal, 2010
The influence of informal faculty/student interactions (i.e., group dinners at faculty member's home) on GPA and retention rates was investigated. Students were invited to attend dinner at a faculty member's house in groups of approximately 6 students. The academic performance and retention rates of attendees and nonattendees were compared.…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Interaction
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Braunstein, Andrew W.; Lesser, Mary H.; Pescatrice, Donn R. – College Student Journal, 2008
This study compares the freshman to sophomore retention rate for all freshmen at a medium-sized college to the retention rate for freshmen who participated in a program for disadvantaged students. The retention rate (over a three-year period) was nearly identical for the two groups. That finding is an indicator of the benefits of the special…
Descriptors: Special Programs, Grade Point Average, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement
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Poor, Cara J.; Brown, Shane – College Student Journal, 2013
Concerns with the retention of women in engineering have led to the implementation of numerous programs to improve retention, including mentoring programs. The college of engineering at Washington State University (WSU) started a novel women's mentoring program in 2008, using professional engineers who graduated from WSU as mentors. The program is…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Engineering Education, Mentors, Women Faculty
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Walters, Lisa M.; Seyedian, Mojtaba – College Student Journal, 2016
Almost half of full-time, first-time undergraduate students fail to finish their course of study within four years. To increase retention and graduation rates, a greater emphasis on academic advising is in order. The positive influence of an effective advising program on student success is well documented in the literature; however, there has not…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Case Studies, Program Improvement, Undergraduate Students
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Bonet, Giselle; Walters, Barbara R. – College Student Journal, 2016
Community college students face special challenges that can impede their academic progress, resulting in lower grades and persistence than students in selective four-year colleges. Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York, successfully addresses these challenges with learning communities: small cohorts of students in a blocked program…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Learner Engagement, School Holding Power
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Chatterjee, Ayona; Marachi, Christine; Natekar, Shruti; Rai, Chinki; Yeung, Fanny – College Student Journal, 2018
Improving graduation rates is one of the biggest missions in many universities across the country and it is surely the case on the campus of this institution. The work here presents a statistical tool box to use early academic performance as a predictor for graduation with logistic regression and machine learning techniques. The methods described…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Student Characteristics, Graduation, Probability
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Jacobs, Steven – College Student Journal, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine if student confidence levels change when attending a series of five pre-semester orientation success workshops. This research was conducted at a Canadian Community College whose attrition rates for the Practical Nursing program within the host college average 36%. The workshop sessions occur prior to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, School Orientation, Workshops
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Hill, Julie Sprinkle; Christian, Tiffany Y. – College Student Journal, 2012
Student perceptions and ideals of teaching influence the quality of classroom interaction, student attendance, student learning, and perhaps even career choice. However, students are not singularly impacted by their perceptions and ideals; their preferences also affect faculty and adjunct performance reviews, tenure and promotion, departmental and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Interaction, Pilot Projects, College Students
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Sages, Ronald A.; Britt, Sonya L.; Cumbie, Julie A. – College Student Journal, 2013
Finances are frequently cited by college administrators as a top cause of college student stress and drop out. Positive financial behaviors can help prevent financial stress and possibly help with college student retention rates. According to past research, financial behaviors can be predicted based on certain demographic characteristics, resource…
Descriptors: Correlation, Anxiety, Money Management, College Students
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Brown, Jennifer L. – College Student Journal, 2012
With growing concerns over higher education accountability and diminishing resources, student retention rates and the reasons why students remain at a post-secondary institution continue to persist. Since the 1960s, researchers have examined cognitive and non-cognitive factors that impact whether or not students stay at a particular post-secondary…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Health Occupations, Psychometrics, College Freshmen
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Ko, Jang Wan – College Student Journal, 2005
This study examines the retention of vocational education graduates in public higher education. Using 2,172 students who graduated vocational education programs in Area Vocational Technical Schools and enrolled as freshman (first-time young students) in public two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the 1996 fall semester, the author…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Public Colleges
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Di Pierro, Marianne – College Student Journal, 2007
At Western Michigan University, the Graduate Center for Research, Writing, and Proposal Development sustains both doctoral students and graduate advising faculty through the doctoral dissertation process and represents one best practices approach that promotes persistence in graduate education--an especially important benefit, given the national…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Faculty Advisers, Teacher Student Relationship
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