Retention Resources for Individuals & Educational Institutions

Welcome to the Center for the Study of College Student Retention

The Center provides retention resources to individuals and educational institutions. Our aim is to provide researchers and practitioners with a comprehensive resource for finding information on college student retention and attrition. Please use the navigation at the top of the page to access information.

The Journal
The Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice is a scholarly refereed quarterly journal.
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Retention References
The retention/attrition reference list is intended for those interested in research or finding information about retention and/or attrition.
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Join the Retention Discussion Group
The Discussion Group is intended for non-commercial purposes and is open to all those who are interested in college student retention.
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Featured News

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  • The Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice has been acquired by Sage Publications
  • Dr Seidman is the 2012 Recipient of the Walden University Extraordinary Faculty Award
  • Dr. Seidman's 2nd edition of College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success is now available. To view CONTENTS/ORDER
  • Dr. Seidman's book on minority student retention is available. For INFORMATION
  • Want to submit a manuscript to the Journal? New Instructions HERE
  • Colleges don't have to spend a lot of $ to help students persist. Find out HOW
  • Grant writing assistance is now available. Information can be found HERE
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  • There are over 1,700 retention references
  • The Discussion Group has over 1,000 members worldwide. Join NOW