1st Edition

Minority Student Retention The Best of the "Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice"

By Alan Seidman Copyright 2007
    318 Pages
    by Routledge

    318 Pages
    by Routledge

    Student retention continues to be a vexing problem for all colleges and universities. In spite of the money spent on creating programs and services to help retain students until they achieve their academic and personal goals, and graduate, the figures have not improved over time. This is particularly true for minority students, who have a greater attrition rate than majority students. Demographic information shows that the minority population in the United States is growing at a faster rate than the majority. It is imperative that educational institutions find ways to help improve retention rates for all students but particularly minority students. Retention rates should not differ appreciably among different racial/ethnic groups."The Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice" is the only scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted solely to college student retention. It has published many articles on minority student retention, and this topic continues to garner much attention. This book is a compilation of the very best of these articles, selected on the basis of reviews by a cadre of experts in the education field. The articles discuss African American, Latino/Latina, Asian and Asian Pacific, Native American, and biracial students, and institutional commitments to retaining a diverse student population. For those interested in this vital area, the collection will teach and inspire them to achieve greater heights and pay additional attention to retaining minority students in our colleges and universities.


     Correlates of Retention for African-American Males in Community Colleges
    Linda Serra Hagedorn, William Maxwell and Preston Hampton

     Predicting Academic Success and Retention for African-American Women in College
    Robert A. Schwartz and Charles M. Washington

     Retaining Black Students in Engineering: Do Minority Programs Have a Longitudinal Impact?
    Jennifer Good, Glennelle Halpin and Gerald Halpin

     The Retention of Black Male Students in Texas Public Community Colleges
    Frank S. Glenn

     Validating African American Students at Predominantly White Institutions
    Sharon L. Holmes, Larry H. Ebbers, Daniel C. Robinson and Abel G. Mugenda

     Leaking Pipeline: Issues Impacting Latino/a College Student Retention
    John C. Hernandez and Mark A. Lopez

     Stopping Out and Persisting: Experiences of Latino Undergraduates
     Martha Zurita

     Issues of College Persistence between Asian and Asian Pacific American Students
    Theresa Ling Yeh

     The Retention/Intervention Study of Native American Undergraduates at the University of New Mexico
    Mary Jiron Belgarde and Richard K. LoRĂ©

     Identifying Interventions to Improve the Retention of Biracial Students: A Case Study
    Nicole Sands and John H. Schuh

     Institutional Commitment to Diversity and Multiculturalism through Institutional Transformation: A Case Study of Olivet College
    Evon Walters

     Five-Year Evaluation of the Student Diversity Program: A Retrospective Quasi-Experiment
    Vernon R. Padgett and John F. Reid, Jr.

     Fitting in by Race/Ethnicity: The Social and Academic Integration of Diverse Students at a Large Predominantly White University
    Kathleen M. Morley

     Sociolinguistic Challenges to Minority Collegiate Success: Entering the Discourse Community of the College
     John Wesley White

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    Alan Siedman