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Heller, Monica L.; Cassady, Jerrell C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The current study explored the differential influences that behavioral learning strategies (i.e., cognitive-metacognitive, resource management), motivational profiles, and academic anxiety appraisals have on college-level learners in two unique learning contexts. Using multivariate analysis of variance and discriminant analysis, the study first…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Students, Universities
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Kiser, Michelle; Hammer, Emily E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
This article contributes to the literature addressing the needs of increasing student enrollment and retention across university campuses by identifying programs where progress can be made to improve the student retention rate and increase university enrollment. This article derives from a provisional program that began in the fall of 2009 at a…
Descriptors: Enrollment, School Holding Power, Higher Education, Community Colleges
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Davidson, J. Cody – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Mathematics is the most common subject area of remedial need and the majority of remedial math students never pass a college-level credit-bearing math class. The majorities of studies that investigate this phenomenon are conducted at community colleges and use some type of regression model; however, none have used a continuation ratio model. The…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Remedial Mathematics, Academic Persistence, Remedial Instruction
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Ozaki, C. Casey – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
This qualitative study explored the external and internal reasons involved in students' decisions to return to college after an extended absence. Specifically, it sought to explore the role of students' concepts of who they might be (or want to avoid becoming) in the college and career domains of their lives, their possible selves. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Students, Interviews, Decision Making
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Latz, Amanda O. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Because it has been noted that a more educated workforce is necessary to meet the demands of the future workplace, community colleges have experienced significant pressures to generate more graduates. High instances of attrition and low rates of credential obtainment among students, however, have historically been tenuous issues for community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Hachey, Alyse C.; Wladis, Claire W.; Conway, Katherine M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Open access is central to the Community College mission. For this reason, any restriction in online enrollments should not be undertaken lightly. This study uses institutional data gathered from a large, urban community college to examine a policy aimed at increasing student retention in online courses by restricting those eligible to enroll based…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Urban Schools, School Holding Power
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Tinto, Vincent – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Success in college is built upon classroom success, but success in the classroom does not in itself ensure college completion. Completion arises from success in a sequence of classes one after another over time. It does so most frequently when students are presented with coherent course pathways to degree completion, are able to gain degree credit…
Descriptors: Graduation, Graduation Rate, College Credits, College Students
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Silverman, Loretta H.; Seidman, Alan – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2012
The majority of college students are not ready for college-level math courses, which, when completed, have been shown to increase graduation and transfer rates. To address this problem, the Math My Way (MMW) program was developed to integrate module-based curriculum and mastery learning approaches. The program is based on Seidman's retention…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Mastery Learning
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Wathington, Heather D.; Pretlow, Joshua; Mitchell, Claire – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Learning communities, a small cohort of students enrolled together in two or more linked courses, have become a popular intervention to help underprepared students succeed in college. Though learning communities abound in practice, the key structural feature of a learning community--the cohort--may not be fully understood. Authors posit that a…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Community Colleges, Group Dynamics, Student Experience
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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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Fincher, Mark; Katsinas, Stephen; Bush, V. Barbara – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
Many colleges and universities are expected to produce more graduates while responding to an increasing level of racial and ethnic diversity among students. While the importance of diversity within executive management leadership teams may be accepted among nonprofit higher education institutions, the connection between diversity among the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, College Students, Minority Groups
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Craig, Alfred J.; Ward, Cynthia V. L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
Public community colleges were established to improve access to higher education. However, access for all often results in low student retention and in the loss of effort, time, and money for students and institutions. This institutional specific retention study, which examined student factors, both demographic and academic, and institutional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, College Students, School Holding Power
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Fontana, Leonard; Johnson, Elease; Green, Peggy; Macia, Jose; Wright, Ted; Daniel, Yanick; Distefano Diaz, Mary F.; Obenauf, Steve – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2006
This article describes an interactive and collaborative strategic planning process by a community college in which student retention and success became a focus of a re-accreditation endeavor. The underlying assumption of this strategic planning effort was that engaging all groups that have a stake in student retention at the beginning of the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Achievement, Strategic Planning, Models
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Grant-Vallone, Elisa; Reid, Kelly; Umali, Christine; Pohlert, Edward – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2004
Universities are becoming increasingly concerned with ways to increase retention rates, student success in college, and comfort level on campus for demographically underrepresented and first-generation college students. Although there are many approaches for helping students' transition to a university, one important intervention strategy is to…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Intervention, Social Adjustment, Mentors
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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