College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success by Alan SeidmanCollege Student Retention: Formula for Student Success by Alan Seidman

College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success

EditorAlan Seidman

Hardcover | May 30, 2005

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Although access to higher education is virtually universally available, many students who start in a higher education program drop out prior to completing a degree or achieving their individual academic and/or social goals. In response to student attrition, colleges have developed intervention programs and services to try to retain students. In spite of all of the programs and services to help retain students, according to the U.S. Department of Education, Center for Educational Statistics, only 50% of those who enter higher education actually earn a bachelor's degree. Enrollment management and the retention of students remain a top priority of federal and state government, colleges, universities, and parents of students who are attending college and of students themselves. This book offers a formula for student success intended to assist colleges and universities in retaining and graduating students. Contributors: Some of the leading educators who study college student retention contributed to this book. All are truly dedicated to helping students achieve their individual academic and personal goals. A list of each and their affiliation follows: Alexander W. Astin: Allan M. Cartter Professor of Higher Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Director of the Higher Education Research Institute. Elizabeth Barlow: Executive Director of Institutional Research at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas. John Bean: Associate Professor of Higher Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. Joseph B. Berger: Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. John Braxton: Professor of Education in the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Program in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Kurt Burkum: Doctoral student and Ostar Fellow in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State Univ
ALAN SEIDMAN is the creator/editor of the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, and Practice, a scholarly, refereed quarterly journal. He is also Executive Director; Center for the Study of College Student Retention ( which provides retention resources to individuals and education institutions. He is the...
Title:College Student Retention: Formula for Student SuccessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:364 pages, 9.47 × 6.41 × 1.11 inPublished:May 30, 2005Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275981932

ISBN - 13:9780275981938

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This books makes a significant contribution to research on student retention. It provides a formula to strengthen institutional student retention practices. Despite a myriad of academic support programs, only 50 percent of U.S. students entering higher education actually earn a bachelor's degree. Seidman describes a formula for helping students to successfully complete their education that is based upon early, intensive, and continuous intervention.