Retaining Minority Students in Higher Education: A Framework for Success: ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Volume 30, Number 2
December 2003, Jossey-Bass
As the authors note, the United States will become significantly less white over the next fifty years, so these issues are becoming more urgent. We must have institution-wide programs to improve the graduation rates of minority students. Pre-college preparation, admission policies, affirmative action, and financial aid are important factors, but campus-wide support, from the chancellor's office to the classroom, is critical to success.
This ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report is intended as a reference for key stakeholders regarding the realities of and strategies for student retention. It is our hope that it will serve as a compass for those with the complex task of improving retention.
The Growing Importance of a College Degree.
Moving from Access to Success.
Diagnosis by the Numbers: The Education Pipeline for Racial and Ethnic Minorities.
Diversity 101: Affirmative Action in America.
Why Students Leave College.
Models of Student Progression.
Factors Related to Retention.
A Framework for Retention.
A New Perspective on Student Integration.
Three Forces Affecting Student Persistence and Achievement.
The Model in Practice.
Practical Implications of the Geometric Model.
A Framework for Student Retention.
Monitoring Students’ Progress.
Implementation and Leadership.
Important Organizational Considerations in Developing an.
Institution-Wide Retention Program Implementing Campus-Wide Programs.
The Importance of Leadership on Student Retention.
Appendix A: Promising College Student Retention Programs.
Appendix B: Annotated Bibliography.