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Examining factors influencing attrition at a small, private, selective liberal arts college
Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice (2014)
  • Ann M Gansemer-Topf, Iowa State University
  • Yi (Leaf) Zhang, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Cameron C. Beatty, Iowa State University
  • Scott Paja, Oregon State University
Abstract

Despite a diverse body of literature on college student retention, studies focusing on small, private, selective liberal arts colleges are limited. This study utilized a mixed methodology beginning with logistic regression analyses and followed with a qualitative inquiry that included interviews with students who had not persisted. While variables impacting persis- tence at selective institutions may differ from other types of institutions, the role of student affairs in student success remains critical.

Keywords
  • Attrition,
  • Retention,
  • Selective Liberal Arts Colleges
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Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Ann M Gansemer-Topf, Yi (Leaf) Zhang, Cameron C. Beatty and Scott Paja. "Examining factors influencing attrition at a small, private, selective liberal arts college" Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice Vol. 51 Iss. 3 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cameron_beatty/6/