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College Students in the United States: Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes

College Students in the United States: Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes

Kristen A. Renn, Robert D. Reason

ISBN: 978-0-470-94720-3

Nov 2012, Jossey-Bass

320 pages

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$48.00

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College Students in the United States accounts for contemporary and anticipated student demographics and enrollment patterns, a wide variety of campus environments and a range of outcomes including learning, development, and achievement. Throughout the book, the differing experiences, needs, and outcome of students across the range of “traditional” (18-24 years old, full-time students) and non-traditional (for example, adult and returning learners, veterans, recent immigrants) are highlighted. The book is organized, for use as a stand-alone resource, around Alexander Astin’s Inputs-Environment-Outputs (I-E-O) framework.

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List of Figures and Tables vii

Preface ix

About the Authors xix

PART ONE: INPUTS 1

1 Characteristics of College Students in the United States 3

2 The College Choice Process 28

3 Student Enrollment Patterns 45

PART TWO: ENVIRONMENTS 61

4 Transition to College 63

5 College Environments 82

6 Approaches to College Student Development 114

7 College Student Development Theories: Cognitive, Moral, and Psychosocial Identities 134

PART THREE: OUTCOMES 171

8 Retention and Persistence 173

9 Student Outcomes 197

10 Serving College Students in the United States, Today and Tomorrow 229

References 237

Name Index 277

Subject Index 283