Minority Student Retention: The Best of the

Minority Student Retention

The Best of the "Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice", 1st Edition

By Alan Seidman


318 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


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. LoRé

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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PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health