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Seidman, A. (2007). Minority student retention: The best of the Journal of College Student Retention. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. Racial minorities represent about one-third of the undergraduate students at degree-granting institutions in the U.S. (KewalRamani, Gilbertson, Fox & Provasnik, 2007). African American and Hispanic students persist at much lower rates than white or Asian students (Swail, Redd & Perna, 2003). Only 46% of African American students and 47% of Hispanic students who enrolled in four-year institutions in 1995-95 completed their degrees within six years, compared with 67% of whites and 71% of Asians (Berkner, He & Cataldi, 2002). Most institutions do a mediocre job in providing successful undergraduate experiences for minority students (Anderson & Dongbin, 2006). Retention, however, is one of the most commonly researched topics in higher education and there a strong body of literature to explain why undergraduate students may or may not persist (Tinto, 2005). A recently published edited volume, Minority Student Retention: The Best of the Journal of College Student Retention (Seidman, 2007), seeks to address the disconnect between higher education research and practice and the reality of minority student retention.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2008
September 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
8
Pages
PUBLISHER
Florida Journal of Educational Administration and Policy
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
206.9
KB

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