Minority Student Retention : The Best of the
1st Edition

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

ISBN 9780415784603
Published January 30, 2019 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

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. 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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