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Clewell, Beatriz Chu; Ficklen, Myra S. – Journal of College Admissions, 1987
Provides case studies of minority retention programs at four institutions that represented different institutional types, different geographical locations, varying programs and services, and good rates of minority retention. In each case study the program and institutional context are described, and the characteristics of effective retention…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups
Hutto, Claude P.; Fenwick, Leslie T. – 2002
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), like most other higher education institutions, suffer from attrition problems. This study reveals that there are several ways to improve retention rates at HBCUs. More than 1,000 freshmen at 3 HBCUs were surveyed about the availability and quality of student services, specifically in the areas…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Colleges, Black Students, College Freshmen
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Randall, Monica E. – 2000
This report presents retention and graduation patterns of full-time undergraduate students at Maryland's public four-year colleges and universities from 1979-98, and specifically the number and percentage of students who were retained at their original public four-year campus and those who graduated from any senior college or university in the…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Asian American Students, Black Students, College Attendance
Tilton, Betty D. – 1979
The development and maintenance of a computerized data base at Florida State University and its use in monitoring student retention are discussed. The information system was needed to support a study of persistence of black students and to provide updating on a regular basis of changes in attendance patterns. A system was designed using MARK IV.…
Descriptors: Attendance Records, Black Students, College Students, Computer Oriented Programs
Smith, Theresa Y. – 1992
A study was conducted of the extent to which the factors of selectivity in freshman admissions, ethnic background, and gender affect the retention and graduation rates of university students. Longitudinal retention data collected from 28 institutions in the Big Eight, Big Ten, and the Southern University Group (SUG) for the first-time freshmen…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students
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Savitz, Fred R.; Walls, Adrienne – Psychology: A Quarterly Journal of Human Behavior, 1986
Studied the effectiveness of the Support Service Staff at Saint Joseph's University by measuring the relationship between actual utilization of the services and perceived sensitivity of the personnel who are charged to provide them. The variables of rates of attrition and retention were used to determine the extent of utilization and its…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Counselor Characteristics, Higher Education
Szutz, Joseph J.; Pounds, Haskin R. – 1989
Based on fall quarter enrollments for 1983 through 1988, this report presents data on student retention in the postsecondary educational system of Georgia. The system includes 4 universities, 15 senior colleges, and 14 two-year colleges. First-year and 5-year retention rates and graduation rates are provided for first-time, full-time entering…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students
University System of Georgia, Atlanta. Office of Research and Planning. – 1994
Describing outcomes related to student retention and graduation in the University System of Georgia, this six-part report discusses definitions and assumptions pertaining to retention and compares success rates for black, white, developmental studies, and regularly-admitted freshmen students in USG senior and two-year colleges. Section 1 provides…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students
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Anderson, Ernest F.; Hrabowski, Freeman A. – Journal of Higher Education, 1977
In this study of black graduate students no significant difference was found between the two groups on mean graduate grade point average, retention rate, or graduation rate. There was a positive correlation between undergraduate and graduate grade point averages for each group within each of four fields of study. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Achievement, Black Colleges, Black Students
Szutz, Joseph J.; Pounds, Haskin R. – 1988
Data on short-term (first-year) and long-term (four-year) retention in the University System of Georgia are presented. This report shows the first-year retention rates for all first-time, full-time freshmen students who entered a University System institution in the fall quarter of 1986. The aggregate 1-year rates for the system as a whole, for…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Students, College Attendance, College Freshmen
Kane, Thomas J. – 1994
This study examined the college attendance and degree completion rates of black and white students using census data and data from the class of 1980 of the High School and Beyond Study. Introductory information examines the racial gap in earnings. The following sections consider: differences in educational attainment in relation to wage…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Black Colleges, Black Students
Dervarics, Charles; Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2000
Addresses issues related to high dropout rates of Black college students, including those at historically black institutions. Finds a gap in services once students reach college and describes proposed federal legislation (the William H. Grant III College Completion Challenge Grant Program of 1999) which would offer institutions grants to develop…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Students, Dropout Prevention, Educational Legislation
Cipra, Kerry M. – 1979
A sample of predominantly-black and integrated schools were surveyed in 1977 to determine their recruitment and retention strategies of black students. Questionnaires were administered to 34 administraors and 3,579 students from 21 integrated and 13 predominantly-black schools of nursing (17 associate and 17 baccalaureate schools). It was found…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Black Colleges, Black Students, Black Teachers
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis. – 1989
The study examined retention and degree completion of Indiana public postsecondary students as reported by the Indiana Student Information System (SIS). The study identified freshman students (N=69,410) from 1984-85 who had declared their intention to obtain degrees and then tracked the progress of this group of students as reported each year…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Dropouts, Educational Attainment
Galloway, Fred J.; Swail, Watson Scott – 1999
This study analyzed institutional factors that significantly affect cohort default rates at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and assessed the potential for reducing these rates. It has been hypothesized that the HBCUs most successful in lowering student cohort default rates are those that have also succeeded in increasing…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Colleges, Black Education, Black Students
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