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Veenstra, Cindy P.; Dey, Eric L.; Herrin, Gary D. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2009
With the current concern over the growing need for more engineers, there is an immediate need to improve freshman engineering retention. A working model for freshman engineering retention is needed. This paper proposes such a model based on Tinto's Interactionalist Theory. Emphasis in this model is placed on pre-college characteristics as…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Engineering Education, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence