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ERIC Number: EJ877463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Leveraging What We Know to Enhance Short-Term and Long-Term Retention of University Students
Whalen, Don; Saunders, Kevin; Shelley, Mack
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v11 n3 p407-430 2009-2010
Logistic regression models of students' 1-year retention and 6-year retention/graduation for the fall 2000 entering class of students at a research-extensive university in the Midwest were estimated by combining university, financial aid, and Cooperative Institutional Research Program data (n = 1,905; 45% female, 87% Caucasian, 75% in-state). Statistically significant predictors of retention to the second year were first-year cumulative grade point average, financial aid variables, learning community membership, information technology use in high school, and in-state residence. Six-year retention/graduation was predicted significantly by the students' last registered term cumulative grade point average, number of years living on campus, transfer credits, financial aid variables, gender, ability measures (high school rank, ACT composite score), in-state residence, and female gender. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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