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College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success
     

College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success

by Alan Seidman, Vincent Tinto
 

ISBN-10: 0275981932

ISBN-13: 9780275981938

Pub. Date: 05/30/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Despite a myriad of academic support programs, only 50 percent of U.S. students entering higher education actually earn a bachelor's degree. This volume contains 11 contributions from leading educators examining a number of areas critical to the retention of college students. In the final chapter, Seidman describes a formula for helping students to successfully

Overview

Despite a myriad of academic support programs, only 50 percent of U.S. students entering higher education actually earn a bachelor's degree. This volume contains 11 contributions from leading educators examining a number of areas critical to the retention of college students. In the final chapter, Seidman describes a formula for helping students to successfully complete their education that is based upon early, intensive, and continuous intervention. Seidman is editor of the quarterly Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, and Practice. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275981938
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/30/2005
Series:
ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.47(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Past to Present: A Historical Look at Retention
Joseph B. Berger, Geraldo Blanco Ramirez, and Susan Lyons
Chapter 2: Measurements of Persistence
Thomas G. Mortenson
Chapter 3: Retention Theories, Models and Concepts
Lonnie Morrison, Loretta Silverman
Chapter 4: How to Define Retention: A New Look at an Old Problem
Linda Serra Hagedorn
Chapter 5: Finances and Retention: Trends and Inplications
John H. Schuh and Ann Gansemer-Topf
Chapter 6: Pre-College and Institutional Influences on Degree Attainment
Alexander W. Astin and Leticia 'seguera
Chapter 7: The Community College: Retention Trends and Issues
Gloria Crisp and Liliana Mina
Chapter 8: Pathways to a Four-Year Degree: Determinants of Transfer and Degree Completion among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students
Alberto F. Cabrera, Kurt R. Burkum, Steven M. LaNasa, and Erin W. Bibo
Chapter 9: Online Student Retention
Daniel W. Salter
Chapter 10: Student Persistence and Degree Attainment Beyond the First Year in College: Existing Knowledge and Directions for Future Research
Amaury Nora and Gloria Crisp
Chapter 11: Moving From Theory to Action: A Model of Institutional Action for Student Success
Vincent Tinto
Chapter 12: Taking Action: A Formula and Model for Student Success
Alan Seidman

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