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Minority Student Retention-The best of the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice

Minority Student Retention


Editor: Alan Seidman
ISBN: 0-89503-331-3
Baywood  Publishing Co., Inc.
Media Type: Hardcover




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Student retention continues to be a vexing problem for all colleges and universities. In spite of the money spent on creating programs and services to help retain students until they achieve their academic and personal goals, and graduate, the figures have not improved over time. This is particularly true for minority students, who have a greater attrition rate than majority students. Demographic information shows that the minority population in the United States is growing at a faster rate than the majority. It is imperative that educational institutions find ways to help improve retention rates for all students but particularly minority students. Retention rates should not differ appreciably among different racial/ethnic groups.

The Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice is the only scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted solely to college student retention. It has published many articles on minority student retention, and this topic continues to garner much attention. This book is a compilation of the very best of these articles, selected on the basis of reviews by a cadre of experts in the education field. The articles discuss African American, Latino/Latina, Asian and Asian Pacific, Native American, and biracial students, and institutional commitments to retaining a diverse student population. For those interested in this vital area, the collection will teach and inspire them to achieve greater heights and pay additional attention to retaining minority students in our colleges and universities.

Four- and two-year college administrators including presidents, vp/deans of academic, student services and enrollment management, deans/directors of academic, students, enrollment management and admissions, vp/deans and directors of first-year student programs and faculty members. Federal and state government officials as well as parents of college bound students.


African American Students

  • Correlates of retention for African-American males in community colleges
  • Predicting academic success and retention for African-American Women in Colleges
  • Retaining Black students in engineering: Do minority programs have a longitudinal impact?
  • The retention of Black male students in Texas public community colleges
  • Validating African American students at predominately white institutions

Latino/a Students

  • Leaking pipeline: Issues impacting Latino/a college students and retention
  • Stopping out and persisting: Experiences of Latino undergraduates

Asian and Asian Pacific Students

  •  Issues of college persistence between Asian and Asian Pacific American students

 Native American Students

  • The retention/intervention study of Native American undergraduates at the University of New Mexico

 Biracial Students

  • Identifying interventions to improve the retention of biracial students: A case study


  • Institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through institutional transformation: A case study of Olivet College
  • Five year evaluation of the student diversity program: A retrospective quasi-experiment
  • Fitting in by race/ethnicity: The social and academic integration of diverse students at a large predominantly white university
  • Sociolingustic challenges to minority collegiate success: Entering the discourse community of the college