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Opportunity Program Counselors’ Perspectives On Factors Affecting Student Retention And Attrition, Anne Hasler Oct 2013

Opportunity Program Counselors’ Perspectives On Factors Affecting Student Retention And Attrition, Anne Hasler

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Current higher education trends show that while college enrollment is increasing, attrition rates are also on the rise. Literature on the topics of current college enrollment and completion data, college readiness, education policy, and the factors affecting retention was reviewed with a focus on differences in education rates based on race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. A phenomenological study was completed to gain an understanding of the factors affecting the college retention of students in educational opportunity programs. These findings would serve to increase the postsecondary knowledge and college readiness of high school students at the researcher’s internship site. The ...