Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition
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In this 1994 classic work on student retention, Vincent Tinto synthesizes a long way-ranging research on student attrition and on actions institutions can and must take to cut back it. The important thing to effective retention, Tinto demonstrates, is in a powerful commitment to quality education and the building of a powerful sense of inclusive educational and social community on campus. He applies his theory of student departure to the experiences of minority, adult, and graduate students, and to the placement facing commuting institutions and two-year colleges. Especially vital to Tinto’s model is the central importance of the school room enjoy and the role of a couple of college communities.