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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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Cejda, Brent D.; Hoover, Richard E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Student-faculty engagement has been identified as the best predictor of Latino student persistence (Hurtado & Carter, 1997). This study explores the strategies that community college faculty employ to engage Latino students. Findings indicate that knowledge, appreciation, and sensitivity to Hispanic cultures and an understanding of the preferred…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Cognitive Style, Academic Persistence, College Faculty
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Rankin, Kristie R.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Hardy, David E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Drawing on Rankin's 2008 study and literature on retention and community colleges, this study presents perceptions of community college Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) in relation to issues affecting retention and access. Childcare, transportation, and funding concerns are examined. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Deans, Administrator Attitudes, Academic Persistence
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Laanan, Frankie Santos; Starobin, Soko S.; Eggleston, Latrice E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Community colleges play a critical role in the pathway to a baccalaureate degree for millions of students, especially among women and ethnic minorities. This study investigates the complexity of the transfer experience among students who began their postsecondary education at a 2-year college and transferred to a large 4-year university.…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, School Holding Power
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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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Kennamer, Michael A.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Schumacker, Randall E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
This article reviews recent literature on student financial aid as a retention tool at community colleges. Enrollment and tuition data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and federal direct grant student aid data from the IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey are used to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid, Grants
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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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Karp, Melinda Mechur; Hughes, Katherine L.; O'Gara, Lauren – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Tinto's integration framework is often assumed to be inapplicable to the study of student persistence at community colleges because one of the linchpins of the framework--social integration--is considered unlikely to occur for students at these institutions. Community college students are thought to lack the time to participate in activities, such…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Social Integration, Models
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Bahr, Peter Riley – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Recent research on mathematics remediation in community colleges indicates that there are large differences in the rate of successful remediation between students of differing levels of initial math deficiency. One might presume that these "skill gaps" in successful remediation are a result of differing rates of student retention. That…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Persistence
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Cabrera, Alberto; Prather, George – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Using a newly developed software application entitled "The Community College Transfer Calculator"[C], this article both quantifies the effect of specific course-taking patterns and stresses the need for an easy to understand tool for community college academic advisors, faculty, and students. The "Calculator" calculates the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Course Selection (Students), College Transfer Students, Computer Software
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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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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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Jauregui, John Andrew; Slate, John R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
In this study, these researchers explored Texas borderland community colleges' institutional policies and factors impacting the access, retention, and educational achievement of undocumented students. Exploratory case studies were conducted on three Texas borderland community colleges in an effort to uncover emergent themes and constructs…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Undocumented Immigrants, Academic Achievement, Performance Factors
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Townsend, Barbara K.; Wilson, Kristin B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
This qualitative study sought to discern the applicability of Tinto's theory of the importance of academic and social integration to students' persistence by interviewing community college transfer students who had persisted for several semesters in a large, public, research extensive university. Twelve students who participated in a 2004 study…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Academic Persistence
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