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Zhang, Xihui; Gossett, Carol; Simpson, Jill; Davis, Ron – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Advising students for success in higher education has always been an important and challenging task. This becomes even more critical nowadays as most higher education institutions are trying to boost their enrollment and improve their retention so that they can be self-sufficient financially and sustainable economically. Research studies on…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Higher Education, Faculty Advisers, College Faculty
Yomtov, Dani; Plunkett, Scott W.; Efrat, Rafi; Marin, Adriana Garcia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The effectiveness of a peer-mentoring program was examined at a university in California. Previous studies suggest university peer mentoring might increase students' feelings of engagement, which can contribute to their retention. Pretest and posttest data were collected from 304 freshmen (mentored and nonmentored) during the fall of 2012 in a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Mentors, Peer Teaching, Pretests Posttests
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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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Grier-Reed, Tabitha; Arcinue, Ferdinand; Inman, Evetta – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Comparing retention rates for 91 Black women and 56 Black men who participated in the African American Student Network with 68 women and 36 men who were randomly selected from the population of Black undergraduates at a Midwestern university, we included an analysis of covariance to control for ACT score and first-term grade point average. Results…
Descriptors: Intervention, African American Students, School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students
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Means, Darris R.; Pyne, Kimberly B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
This qualitative study explores the perceived impact of college-going capital gained during participation in a college access program. In three, semistructured interviews spanning the first-year college experience, 10 first-year college students who participated in a college access program articulate the value of access programming and also raise…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Educational Experience, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Kopp, Jason P.; Shaw, Emily J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Retention research rarely differentiates between students dismissed from an institution for poor academic performance versus students leaving by choice. As a proxy for studying academic dismissal, this study investigated differences between students leaving college in academic jeopardy after the first year (<2.00 grade point average) and those…
Descriptors: Dropouts, College Students, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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Melendez, Mickey C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
College student adjustment, success, and retention have been a focus of college administrators and student development professionals for decades. However, national college retention and graduation statistics are typically focused on traditional, residential, full-time, college populations. The purpose of the current study was to examine more…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Students, Higher Education, Urban Universities
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Dagley, Melissa; Georgiopoulos, Michael; Reece, Amber; Young, Cynthia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
The EXCEL Program began as a National Science Foundation-sponsored STEM Talent Expansion Program in 2006 and, because of its significant impact on retention of STEM majors, has since become an institutionalized program at the University of Central Florida. The University of Central Florida EXCEL Program annually recruits approximately 200…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Graduation Rate, STEM Education, College Students
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Kerby, Molly B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
Theoretical models designed to predict whether students will persist or not have been valuable tools for retention efforts relative to the creation of services in academic and student affairs. Some of the early models attempted to explain and measure factors in the "college dropout process." For example, in his seminal work, Tinto…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Models, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Raju, Dheeraj; Schumacker, Randall – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2015
The study used earliest available student data from a flagship university in the southeast United States to build data mining models like logistic regression with different variable selection methods, decision trees, and neural networks to explore important student characteristics associated with retention leading to graduation. The decision tree…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence
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Mahaffy, Kimberly A.; Pantoja, Christina – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
To better understand Latina/o students' needs in a predominantly White institution of higher education with low Latina/o retention rates, semistructured interviews were completed with 30 Latina/o students. The themes that emerged through qualitative analysis of the interviews were: linguistic and financial barriers; a need for unity; availability…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Experience, Semi Structured Interviews, Hispanic American Students
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Brewer, Susan A.; Yucedag-Ozcan, Arfe – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
This study examines whether a college orientation course for online programs leads to increased self-efficacy and, if so, which course topics are related to changes in students' self-efficacy. The culminating research question explores whether self-efficacy is related to enrollment persistence. Students' self-efficacy scores improved significantly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Orientation, Online Courses, Self Efficacy
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Maramba, Dina C.; Museus, Samuel D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study is to explore how campus climate, ethnic group cohesion and cross cultural interaction influence Filipino American college students' sense of belonging in college. Specifically, we examine the impact of three environmental and behavioral factors on students' sense of belonging: 1) campus racial climate, 2) ethnic group…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Filipino Americans, College Students, Structural Equation Models
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Lesik, Sally A.; Leake, Meg – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
This article describes how a Brier score analysis can be used as an evaluative tool to estimate the predictive accuracy of a course placement policy that was established based on professional or subjective judgment. The policy being evaluated uses the score received on the mathematics portion of the SAT examination as the primary mechanism to…
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics Curriculum, College Entrance Examinations, College Students
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