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Wood, J. Luke; Harris, Frank, III – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship (if any) between college selection factors and persistence for Black and Latino males in the community college. Using data derived from the Educational Longitudinal Study, backwards stepwise logistic regression models were developed for both groups. Findings are contextualized in light…
Descriptors: College Choice, Correlation, Academic Persistence, African American Students
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Mullin, Christopher M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
A substantive amount of research has been conducted on how work influences persistence and completion, for those who decide to leave we know little about where they go to work and how much they earn. The purpose of this study was to explore the work behaviors of a cohort of students who began their postsecondary experience at a community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Profiles, Academic Persistence
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Barnes, Randall A.; Piland, William E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
This investigation was a case study to measure the retention and persistence effects of a learning community in developmental English at an urban community college. The study used student demographic and course outcome data to quantify the extent to which learning community participation could contribute toward remedying the historically low…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Derby, Dustin C.; Watson, Lemuel W. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2007
Investigation of orientation programs and African-American student retention, particularly within the community college sector, has long been neglected. This study specifically investigates the differences between an orientation course and student retention measures, for African-American student retention. Chi-square analysis revealed significant…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, African American Students, College Freshmen, Academic Persistence
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Glenn, Frank S. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2004
The purposes of this study were to ascertain which Texas public community colleges have been able to graduate the highest percentages of black males and to analyze the factors contributing to that achievement. An institutional questionnaire was developed, designed to elicit information regarding policies and/or practices directly related to the…
Descriptors: Males, Graduation Rate, Case Studies, Academic Persistence