College Attrition at American Research Universities: Comparative Case Studies

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Algora Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Education - 120 pages
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Why do some colleges exhibit higher student attrition than expected? This is the first work to present case studies based on specific institutions; it also adds an important voice from the students themselves on the practical concerns that affect attritio.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Design and Methods
15
The Social Context of Attrition
23
The Process of Attrition
41
Structure and Culture of Retention
69
Leaving Research Universities
83
References
101
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Page 1 - Of the nearly 2.4 million students who in 1993 entered higher education for the first time, over 1 .5 million will leave their first institution without receiving a degree. Of those, approximately 1 . 1 million will leave higher education altogether, without ever completing either a two- or a four-year degree program.

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