Reasons to remain in college: a comparison of high school and college students

Reasons to remain in college: a comparison of high school and college students Retaining students is a critical topic in higher education. A plethora of research has investigated demographic, age, life stage, ethnicity, and a host of other variables that influence retention. Colleges have responded to retention issues with a host of classes, workshops, and orientation or mentoring programs to aid student retention. Specifically, this study compares the retention concerns of high school students considering college vs the concerns of existing college students in a variety of degree programs to see if factors vary over time. Using a case study approach, the study found three key variables associated with retention problems. The discussion and conclusions identify ways for colleges to alter both marketing and assistance programs for both groups. Suggestions for replication and areas for future research as well as implications for policy directions are included. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Educational Management Emerald Publishing

Reasons to remain in college: a comparison of high school and college students

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0951-354X
DOI
10.1108/09513540410554013
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Abstract

Retaining students is a critical topic in higher education. A plethora of research has investigated demographic, age, life stage, ethnicity, and a host of other variables that influence retention. Colleges have responded to retention issues with a host of classes, workshops, and orientation or mentoring programs to aid student retention. Specifically, this study compares the retention concerns of high school students considering college vs the concerns of existing college students in a variety of degree programs to see if factors vary over time. Using a case study approach, the study found three key variables associated with retention problems. The discussion and conclusions identify ways for colleges to alter both marketing and assistance programs for both groups. Suggestions for replication and areas for future research as well as implications for policy directions are included.

Journal

International Journal of Educational ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 2004

Keywords: Retention; Students; Higher education

References

  • Relationship building as a retention strategy: linking relationship attitudes and satisfaction evaluation to behavioral outcomes
    Bruning, S.D.
  • Correlates of college retention and GPA: learning and study strategy, testwiseness, attitudes, and ACT
    Kern, C.W.; Fagley, N.S.; Miller, P.M.
  • The impact of student aid on recruitment and retention: what the research indicates
    St John, E.P.

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