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Burke, Adam – College and University, 2019
This literature review examines student retention in higher education institutions. Specifically, it looks at the background and history of student retention, three student retention theories, and current literature on student retention within the social system. The three theories are Spady's (1970, 1971) Undergraduate Dropout Process Model,…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Models, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Aljohani, Othman – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Student retention rate has been a major concern for tertiary institutions around the world since the establishment of formal education. Generally speaking, not every student completes his or her study program. Although students fail to graduate for different reasons, some of them choose to voluntarily withdraw from their study programs. This might…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Academic Persistence, Literature Reviews