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College dropouts pose a substantial problem for college and university administrators. On some courses in the UK dropout rates can be as high as 50% representing a considerable waste of resources

Organizational aspects associated with high dropout ratesEdit

Student qualities associated with dropping outEdit

Programs to reduce dropout ratesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

BooksEdit

  • Allen, W. (1988). Using paraprofessionals as a retention resource. Springfield, IL, England: Charles C Thomas, Publisher.
  • Hyman, A. K. (1988). Group work as a teaching strategy in Black student retention in higher education. Springfield, IL, England: Charles C Thomas, Publisher.
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  • Moore, L. (1988). An explanatory model of grade performance and attrition in Intermediate Accounting I. Springfield, IL, England: Charles C Thomas, Publisher.
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  • Wilkerson, D. W. (1988). The Black Collegian Advisement Program at Kennesaw College: A comprehensive Black student retention model. Springfield, IL, England: Charles C Thomas, Publisher.
  • Zurita, M. (2007). Stopping out and persisting: Experiences of Latino undergraduates. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Co

PapersEdit

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