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Completing College

Author : Vincent Tinto
ISBN : 9780226804521
Genre : Education
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Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete their degree within six years. It is clear that much remains to be done toward improving student success. For more than twenty years, Vincent Tinto’s pathbreaking book Leaving College has been recognized as the definitive resource on student retention in higher education. Now, with Completing College, Tinto offers administrators a coherent framework with which to develop and implement programs to promote completion. Deftly distilling an enormous amount of research, Tinto identifies the essential conditions enabling students to succeed and continue on within institutions. Especially during the early years, he shows that students thrive in settings that pair high expectations for success with structured academic, social, and financial support, provide frequent feedback and assessments of their performance, and promote their active involvement with other students and faculty. And while these conditions may be worked on and met at different institutional levels, Tinto points to the classroom as the center of student education and life, and therefore the primary target for institutional action. Improving retention rates continues to be among the most widely studied fields in higher education, and Completing College carefully synthesizes the latest research and, most importantly, translates it into practical steps that administrators can take to enhance student success.
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Crossing The Finish Line

Author : William G. Bowen
ISBN : 9781400831463
Genre : Education
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The United States has long been a model for accessible, affordable education, as exemplified by the country's public universities. And yet less than 60 percent of the students entering American universities today are graduating. Why is this happening, and what can be done? Crossing the Finish Line provides the most detailed exploration ever of college completion at America's public universities. This groundbreaking book sheds light on such serious issues as dropout rates linked to race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Probing graduation rates at twenty-one flagship public universities and four statewide systems of public higher education, the authors focus on the progress of students in the entering class of 1999--from entry to graduation, transfer, or withdrawal. They examine the effects of parental education, family income, race and gender, high school grades, test scores, financial aid, and characteristics of universities attended (especially their selectivity). The conclusions are compelling: minority students and students from poor families have markedly lower graduation rates--and take longer to earn degrees--even when other variables are taken into account. Noting the strong performance of transfer students and the effects of financial constraints on student retention, the authors call for improved transfer and financial aid policies, and suggest ways of improving the sorting processes that match students to institutions. An outstanding combination of evidence and analysis, Crossing the Finish Line should be read by everyone who cares about the nation's higher education system.
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Completing College

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ISBN : 1878477528
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Completing College

Author : Doug Shapiro
ISBN : OCLC:830320798
Genre : College graduates
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How To Succeed In College

Author : Mark J. Mach
ISBN : 1578861624
Genre : Education
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Here is a concisely written, easy-to-read, user-friendly, and down-to-earth guidebook for planning all phases of academic success in college. It addresses a range of unsolved mysteries regarding how to succeed in college such as: finding your own niche; selecting majors; whether to transfer schools; what internships are all about and why they are an important part of your success in college; how to effectively plan out your course curriculum; and finally, shedding some light on that elusive and timeless question of "What am I going to do with the rest of my life?"
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The 3 Year Degree

Author : Abel Anthony
ISBN : 9781624884016
Genre : Education
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Graduating college early is no easy task but it can provide numerous benefits. The 3-Year Degree was written by an actual college student who was able to complete nearly 5 years worth of school in only 3 years without having to sacrifice hobbies or a social life. The book includes numerous specific strategies used to choose the best courses, to prepare the best schedule, and to complete your courses. Any college student will be able to benefit from the strategies included in The 3-Year Degree. These strategies can help you become more efficient in school even if you're in no rush to get out early. Some of the reasons why you would want to become an efficient student are: -You need to catch up in school to graduate on within the normal 4 years -With the increase of crowding in colleges, you need to be able to plan class schedules better -You have a lot of other extracurricular activities going on (e.g. clubs, sports, fraternities/sororities, etc.) and would like to control the stress of your course load -You have to work a job throughout college and would like to make school easier -You are an elite student and would like to improve in any way possible -You may not care about finishing early, but would like to get ahead in classes so that you have more time to enjoy your college experience (parties, social life, etc.) -You are an older college student that wants to get your degree without compromising time at your job or with your children -You want to lower the overall cost of college by graduating early If any of the above situations applies to you, The 3-Year Degree can provide the guidance needed to reach your goal!
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College Student Retention

Author : Alan Seidman
ISBN : 9781442212534
Genre : Education
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Although access to higher education is virtually universally available, college student retention stills remains a vexing and puzzling problem for educators and legislators. In College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success, second edition, Alan Seidman deals with this problematic issue by examining a number of areas critical to the retention of students, including the history, the theories and concepts, models, and a standardized definition of the term. Seidman and his contributors also lay out the financial implications and trends of retention in one of their updated chapters. Completely new to this edition are three chapters that examine several recent issues: the current theories of retention, retention of online students, and retention in community colleges. Tying all of these components together, Seidman then presents his formula and highly successful model for student success that colleges can implement to effect change in retaining students and helping them to complete their academic and personal goals.
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Completing College

Author : Luca Gerb
ISBN : 1717888224
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Rethinking College Student Retention

Author : John M. Braxton
ISBN : 9781118415665
Genre : Education
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Drawing on studies funded by the Lumina Foundation, the nation's largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans' success in higher education, the authors revise current theories of college student departure, including Tinto's, making the important distinction between residential and commuter colleges and universities, and thereby taking into account the role of the external environment and the characteristics of social communities in student departure and retention. A unique feature of the authors' approach is that they also consider the role that the various characteristics of different states play in degree completion and first-year persistence. First-year college student retention and degree completion is a multi-layered, multi-dimensional problem, and the book's recommendations for state- and institutional-level policy and practice will help policy-makers and planners at all levels as well as anyone concerned with institutional retention rates—and helping students reach their maximum potential for success—understand the complexities of the issue and develop policies and initiatives to increase student persistence.
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