Home Home
Annotated Bibliography

Author(s):Swail, W. S
Title:The art of student retention
Short Description:A handbook designed for administrators and practioners to assist them with promoting student retention in college.
Annotation:This handbook is designed for administrators and practioners to assist them with promoting student retention in college. The author begins by exploring the retention problem in the United States. Information is presented on the reasons students drop out of college and about the costs associated with these occurences. After establishing a framework for student retention, the author explores the individual components of that framework. The author provides information for responding to the issues related to each of these areas. Additionally, the author lists and describes the stages associated with implementing campus-wide retention programs.
Link: View Full Text

Print Bibliography: HyperLink 

Is this item's link broken? Report Broken Link

Associated Keywords:
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Financial Aid
Institutional Improvement

Similar Items:
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Completing College: Assessing Graduation Rates at Four Year Colleges
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
First generation college students: A literature review
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Measuring up 2006
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
The impact of information and student aid on persistence: A review of research and discussion of experiments
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
The UW-Madison sixth annual plan 2008 campus forum
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Parent primer on career exploration
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
College access and success state data
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Trends in college pricing 2008
Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Consider college now! A handbook for students in middle school and junior high school
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Project Complete
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Achivement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Emergency financial aid for community college students: Implementation and early lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund programs.
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Opening Doors project publications
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Access to success initiative
Who graduates in California?
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
Taxing matters
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education.
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students