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Ravulo, Jioji – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
There is a need for culturally relevant and appropriate retention programs within a climate of ever-increasing neo-liberalism that is seeking to change the very nature and underlying rationale of higher education. This article is posited alongside the reflections of past and current university students, who highlight various socio-economic and…
Descriptors: College Students, School Holding Power, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Wade, Nathaniel L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Student success measurements for 4-year institutions of higher education are a topic of importance for numerous stakeholders including prospective and current students, parents, staff, faculty, administrators, governing boards, policymakers, and citizens. Common measures of student success are retention rates and 4- and 6-year graduation rates.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, College Students
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Bingham, Melissa A.; Solverson, Natalie Walleser – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2016
First- to second-year retention rates are one metric reported by colleges and universities to convey institutional success to a variety of external constituents. But how much of a retention rate is institutional inputs, and how much can be understood by examining student inputs? The authors utilize multi-year, multi-institutional data to examine…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, College Students, School Holding Power
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Bandias, Susan; Fuller, Don; Larkin, Steven – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
Important recent objectives of indigenous education policy in Australia have been aimed at redressing indigenous economic and social disadvantage through increasing student retention, progression and completion rates in both compulsory and post-compulsory education. The two sectors of the tertiary education system, vocational education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Economically Disadvantaged
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Millea, Meghan; Wills, R.; Elder, A.; Molina, D. – Education, 2018
Increasingly, student success in college is gauged by retention and graduation rates. Understanding the factors that influence student success can assist practitioners in terms of programming and institutional investments. This study evaluated factors such as residential living, attendance programs, demographic attributes, average class size, and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Student Records, Success
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Keith, Jill F.; Stastny, Sherri; Agnew, Wanda; Brunt, Adrith – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2017
American Indian and Alaska Native students experience the lowest rates of college retention and graduation at four-year institutions in the United States. They often face a variety of barriers to completing their education that may be similar to other ethnic groups while also overcoming obstacles that are culturally specific. However, AIAN…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Alaska Natives, Barriers, At Risk Students
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Farhan, Bayan Yousef – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2019
Academic institutions invest significant sums of money to serve their students and to influence their decisions to stay. This study sheds light on the challenge for academic institutions to allocate their investments to keep students and enhance their retention rates. This study aims to investigate whether or not providing academic services has…
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, School Holding Power, Academic Support Services
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Assadi, Seyedeh Negar – African Educational Research Journal, 2018
Teaching and learning pyramid are demonstrated retention rate of educational subjects by passive or active educational methods. The objective of this study was comparison of teaching, learning pyramid and average retention rates in health students. This study was an experimental research which was done by using the curriculum of health, the course…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Persistence, Active Learning, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Rennar-Potacco, Donna; Orellana, Anymir; Chen, Peter; Salazar, Andres – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This article presents findings of a study conducted to determine the impact of academic support provided through videoconferencing on the academic outcomes of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics students enrolled in high-risk science courses in higher education. A quasi-experimental nonequivalent posttest only design was employed to…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Outcomes of Education, STEM Education, Synchronous Communication
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Stone, Cathy; O'Shea, Sarah – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The university student population in Australia contains increasing numbers of older students returning to learning after a significant gap in their educational journey. Many are choosing to enrol online to combine their studies with other time-consuming responsibilities. This article examines the nature of this online student experience with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Adult Students, Online Courses
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Dagley, Melissa; Georgiopoulos, Michael; Reece, Amber; Young, Cynthia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
The EXCEL Program began as a National Science Foundation-sponsored STEM Talent Expansion Program in 2006 and, because of its significant impact on retention of STEM majors, has since become an institutionalized program at the University of Central Florida. The University of Central Florida EXCEL Program annually recruits approximately 200…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Graduation Rate, STEM Education, College Students
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
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2017
In September 2016, following the release of 2015 student data by the Department of Education and Training (the department), media reports suggested that high attrition rates are symptomatic of poor admission standards; the lower a student's Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) the greater the risk of non-completion; and as a result of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attrition, Higher Education, College Students
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Trimmer, Karen; Gower, Graeme; Lock, Graeme – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
The education of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian universities has received considerable attention in both the literature and government policy in the 21st century. The participation and graduation rates for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education Science, Technology, Engineering and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Indigenous Populations, Graduation Rate
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