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Lukszo, Casey; Hayes, Shannon – College and University, 2019
Transfer students are an important population in higher education, and this has prompted a significant amount of research on their completion and success. Yet research on transfer student college choice and factors involved in the decision-making process remains fairly limited. Using a case study approach, the current research aims to identify and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students
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Dallam, Jerald W.; And Others – College and University, 1984
Results, limitations, and policy recommendations emerging from a series of four studies of the attendance patterns, achievement, and persistence of freshmen and transfer students new to the three Regents' Universities of Iowa in the academic years 1960-61, 1965-66, 1970-71, and 1975-76 are reported. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Attendance Patterns
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Ferguson, Marianne – College and University, 1990
An early intervention program at Buffalo State College sought to identify the students who might be considered high risks academically. A faculty member provided them with counseling and advice during a personal interview very early in their first semester and then referred them to the proper assistance. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Enrollment, Faculty Advisers, High Risk Students
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Bruker, Robert M.; Taliana, Lawrence E. – College and University, 1985
A series of surveys was used to assess the image of Southern Illinois University and to help identify institutional strengths and weaknesses. The surveys collected student and employee views on academic programs, policies, student services, facilities, and general functions. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Students, Data Analysis, Employees, Higher Education
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DeSalvo, Joy; Ritchey, Nathan P. – College and University, 1996
Youngstown State University (Ohio) established a full-cost renewable scholarship for 40 students annually who maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average. The program is described, including results of the first three years' recruitment, first-year academic requirements, cocurricular activities, community service component, scholarship renewal,…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards
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Young, Rodney W. – College and University, 1982
The 1963 freshman class accumulated a graduation rate of 15 percent over four years, 31 percent over five years, and 42 percent over 11 years. First semester grade point average is a useful predictor of academic success. It separates graduates from nongraduates, and roughly predicts time to graduate and semesters attended for nongraduates. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, College Graduates
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Bogen, Judith R. – College and University, 1982
A Student Retention Committee was formed at the University of Oregon in 1979 to identify probable causes of attrition and to suggest corrective action. A number of existing supportive programs and factors were found, and suggestions included directing greater resources to nontraditional students, in both admissions outreach and campus support…
Descriptors: College Choice, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Liberal Arts
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Naylor, Paul D.; Sanford, Timothy R. – College and University, 1982
Student retention at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill is examined using different student levels (freshman, transfer, masters, professional, and doctoral) as a basis for comparison. Intrainstitutional data have the advantage of being readily available and they highlight the difference among levels within the institution. Understanding…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Freshmen, College Students, Doctoral Programs
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Avakian, A. Nancy; And Others – College and University, 1982
A study of student retention at the University of Missouri--St. Louis focused on the behavior of stopouts. Retention of first-time freshmen was higher than that of transfers, but the cumulative percentage of graduates of transfers by the fourth year was double that of first-time freshmen. Males showed higher retention rates, as did Whites over…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Dropout Research, Higher Education, Racial Differences