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Richardson, Andre S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study addressed the issue of retention rates among the nation's private, not-for-profit, baccalaureate degree-granting Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In doing so, it examined the potential presence of relationships among revenue sources and retention rates. In order to conduct a comprehensive research study, the following…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Private Colleges, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
Blue, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative exploratory study was to explore the strategies needed to increase student retention rates and decrease dropout rates in a higher education organization. The problem addressed in the study was the lack of strategies that managers use to increase retention rates and decrease dropout rates in a higher education…
Descriptors: Mentors, School Holding Power, College Students, Dropout Rate
Lenhardt, Jenna L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study focused on student retention trends in institutional spending and student retention rates. The research also investigated the relationship between student retention and the student-to-faculty ratio. The sample was comprised of 14 publicly funded higher education institutions that had an M1Carnegie classification and were located in one…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Trend Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Academic Persistence
Budd, Lorrie B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine whether first-year community college student retention rates varied with student age and learning community enrollment status at a mid-Atlantic, suburban community college. In particular, the researcher considered how first-year retention rates may differ between adult community college students (age 25…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Age Differences
Perkins-Holtsclaw, Kala Jenea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As the United States struggles to be globally competitive with the number of students completing a college degree higher education leaders continue seeking answers to improving student retention and graduation rates. Decades of research has been conducted on investigating factors that impact student retention and graduation with the majority of…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, College Students, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
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
Ramirez, Joseph John – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As college completion rates have remained stubbornly flat over time, four-year colleges and universities have been called upon to improve the percentage of students who earn a baccalaureate degree. In response, many campuses have introduced a new professional, non-teaching role that seeks to promote, coordinate, and advance student success. While…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, School Personnel, College Faculty, Professional Personnel
Shedletsky, Nikki – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative case study examined the past and current student retention literature and research in order to fill voids in the literature and knowledge and contribute to increasing retention of more students by understanding Spalding University's culture and how they make it work to serve students. Data was collected from surveys, interviews…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Hepner, Seth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The 1st-year retention rate of the Structured Education Program (SEP) is 90%, yet the 6-year graduation rate of SEP students is 29%. The gap between SEP 1st-year retention and graduation rates is the problem that this study addressed. The low graduation rate of SEP students is an important issue because graduation rates are used to measure the…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Graduation Rate, College Students, Dropouts
O'Connor, Dianna M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Retention and student graduation rates are a major concern for community colleges nationwide. As student dropout rates continue to climb and graduation figures languish, many studies have been conducted to investigate the causes of student attrition. Numerous reports have found faculty advising to be a contributing factor in student retention,…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Academic Advising, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
Biermeier, Chadwick – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study was an examination of the minority student retention rate in a year-long bridge program. The retention rate of these students is 25%. University administration was concerned about the retention rate and its impact on future enrollment. Using Jack Mezirow's transformative learning as a framework of understanding, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Academic Persistence, Success, Barriers
Langley, Dorothy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Implications for student dropouts include fewer career options and lower earning potential. The purpose of this study was to investigate faculty perceptions of their roles in the student retention process at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the Southeast United States. Guiding the phenomenological study was Lewin's theory of…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, College Faculty, School Holding Power, Black 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
Jones, Susan Uhlan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This executive position paper (EPP) studies the influence of one Maryland public school system's implementation of a revised grading, promotion, and retention policy and the accompanying professional development to decrease the number of students proposed for retention in the same elementary grade following decades of a policy lacking procedures…
Descriptors: Grading, Student Promotion, Elementary School Students, Grade Repetition
Evans, Matthew Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Despite voluminous research on the detrimental effects of grade-level retention, it continues as a regular practice in American public schools as an intervention for struggling students. While research has been done on the roles and influences of teachers on the retention process, little has been done to measure the influence of the school…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary Schools, Principals, Poverty
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