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Student retention at the community college: Meeting students' needs


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

This Executive Position Paper (EPP) studies student retention in the community college and Delaware Technical & Community College in particular. The paper focuses on four areas of students' needs: academic, psychological, social, and physical. An overview of the paper is given, and an introduction to Delaware Technical & Community College is presented. First, the nature of the pre-tech (developmental) population is discussed. Then, a literature review offers current research by experts in the field. In addition, the results from pre-tech students, faculty, and advisor surveys and interviews are analyzed. Statistical information underscores the problem of retaining students, and personal accounts from students provide insight as to why students drop out. Overall, problem areas are identified, and recommendations and solutions are offered and encouraged.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Community colleges;
Academic guidance counseling
Classification
0275: Community colleges
0519: Academic guidance counseling
Identifier / keyword
Education; Community college; Retention
Title
Student retention at the community college: Meeting students' needs
Author
Jacobs-Biden, Jill
Number of pages
136
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0060
Source
DAI-A 67/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Curry, Barbara
University/institution
University of Delaware
University location
United States -- Delaware
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3247570
ProQuest document ID
304859163
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304859163
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