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Blekic, Mirela; Carpenter, Rowanna; Cao, Yi – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
This research examines factors that contribute to persistence of sophomore students. It builds a model to predict the likelihood of leaving the institution by third year and explores whether the concept of transfer receptivity can be used to explain differences in persistence between continuing and transfer sophomore students. Results indicate…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Students
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Whitten, Donna; James, Adrian; Roberts, Cynthia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
Institutions of higher education are increasingly focused on student outcomes such as persistence. This study investigated factors that contribute to a sense of belonging, a key contributor to persistence, in business students attending a small 4-year public commuter campus in the Midwest. A survey was administered to students in an introductory…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Small Colleges, Commuter Colleges, Business Administration Education
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Downey, Jillian; Genschel, Ulrike – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
Academic undermatching--students enrolling in colleges that are less academically selective than those for which they qualify--is a barrier hindering college degree attainment. Given the many reasons students undermatch, this phenomenon is likely to continue; yet, we know little about the characteristics that may be related to degree attainment…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Longitudinal Studies, Institutional Characteristics, Student Characteristics
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Barbera, Salvatore A.; Berkshire, Steven David; Boronat, Consuelo B.; Kennedy, Michael H. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
A plethora of research spanning several decades has attempted to understand predictors of retention and graduation in undergraduate bachelor's degree programs. The topic is no less important today, as larger and larger swaths of the American population attend college each year. Studies have demonstrated that key demographic variables, indicators…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees, Readiness
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Watanabe-Rose, Mari; Guy, G. Michael – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Much research has demonstrated an inverse relationship between appointment delay and one-shot appointment-keeping behavior. In the present study, we investigated whether such relationship is observed with recurrent behavior, such as class attendance and retention within a college course. When a 4-week remedial arithmetic course at an urban…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Tests, Scores
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Balzer Carr, Brandon; London, Rebecca A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Learning Support Services at the University of California, Santa Cruz is intended to aid students--particularly those who are at highest risk of academic failure--to master the required material and succeed in their courses. It includes two primary components: modified supplemental instruction (MSI) and tutoring. This study uses data from…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Outcomes of Education, Student Experience, Tutoring
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Fong, Carlton J.; Acee, Taylor W.; Weinstein, Claire Ellen – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Given low rates of student retention in community colleges, there has been growing interest in understanding characteristics that put students at-risk and that serve to buffer against academic difficulty. In particular, research on student success has focused on demographic predictors that are difficult to change, whereas motivational…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Goal Orientation
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Zerquera, Desiree D.; Ziskin, Mary; Torres, Vasti – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Faculty serve as a primary point of contact for students in college, playing vital roles in students' retention and attainment. The perceptions and beliefs held by these institutional actors are important for understanding the context that shapes students' experiences while they are in college and potentially, long after they leave. The purpose of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, College Students
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Boldt, David J.; Kassis, Mary M.; Smith, William J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The course withdrawal decision includes both monetary and time costs for the student. Institutional costs include the misallocation of scarce seats to noncompleting students. Understanding the course withdrawal decision process can aid advisors and administrators as they seek ways to improve retention and progression. This study uses 21,318 course…
Descriptors: Withdrawal (Education), Business Administration Education, Core Curriculum, Influences
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DeLaRosby, Hal R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Academic advising satisfaction is highly correlated with retention in higher education. Thriving Quotient survey responses were collected from undergraduate students at a private, liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. Using a multiple regression analysis, this study examined what "student characteristics" and "collegiate…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Academic Advising, School Holding Power, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Kollasch, Aurelia; Sun, Jie – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Improving student persistence, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, continues to be at the forefront of national educational policy discussions. Living in university housing, with its focus specifically on assisting students in transition, has consistently been positively related to student persistence.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, On Campus Students, College Freshmen
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Yu, Hongwei – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Student retention has garnered increased attentions in higher education. Drawing from various theoretical perspectives, researchers have developed multiple theoretical models to explain or predict student retention. Most models, however, were intended for traditional aged, full-time students at 4-year colleges or universities. The rapid growth of…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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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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Mengo, Cecilia; Black, Beverly M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Violence against university students has significant impact on their mental health. The impact of violence on students' academic performance has received little attention. The primary purpose of this study is to examine the impact of sexual and physical/verbal violence on the academic performance of college students. Data from 74 case files of…
Descriptors: Violence, Victims, Grade Point Average, Dropouts
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Ishitani, Terry T. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
While a myriad of studies focused on the first-year student retention, less known is what happens to students during their second year in college. Coupled with the most recent national data, this study investigated the effects of student and institutional characteristics on first- and second-year student persistence behavior. In particular, this…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Regression (Statistics), Academic Persistence, College Freshmen
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