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Literature Review

Brier, E.M., Hirschy, A.S. & Braxton J.M. (2008). The Strategic retention initiative: Theory-based practice to reduce college student departure. About Campus, September-October, pp. 18-20.

Braxton, J.M., Brier, E.M. & Steele, S.L. (2007). Shaping retention from research to practice.  Journal of College Student Retention, 9(3), pp. 377-399.

Cholewa et al. (2015). The effects of counseling on the retention and academic performance of underprepared freshmen. Journal of College Student Retention, 17(2), pp. 204-225.

Covering the Cost: Why We Can No Longer Afford to Ignore High Textbook Prices (Electronic copy at Student PIRGs: Make Textbooks Affordable)

Davidson et al. (2014). Reassessing Tinto’s concepts of social and academic integration in student retention. Journal of College Student Retention, 15(3), pp. 329-346.

Fruiht. (2015). Supportive others in the lives of college students and their relevance to hope. Journal of College Student Retention, 17(1), pp. 64-87.

Gershenfeld et al. (2016). The role of first-semester GPA in predicting graduation rates of underrepresented students. Journal of College Student Retention, 17(4), pp. 469-488.

Grier-Reed, T., Arcinue, F. & Inman, E. (2015). The African American student network: An Intervention for retention. Journal of College Student Retention, pp. 1-11.

Grillo et al. (2014). Academic support as a predictor of retention to graduation: New insights on the role of tutoring, learning assistance, and supplemental instruction. Journal of College Student Retention, 15(3), pp. 387-408.

Hossler, D., Ziskin, M. & Gross, J.P.K. (2009). Getting serious about institutional performance in student retention: Research-based lessons on effective policies and practices, About Campus, January-February, pp 2-11.

Jones W.A. & Braxton, J.M. (2009). Cataloging and comparing institutional efforts to increase student retention rates. Journal of College Student Retention, 11(1), pp. 123-139.

Kiyama et al. (2014). Structured opportunities: Exploring the social and academic benefits for peer mentors in retention programs. Journal of College Student Retention, 15(4), pp. 489-514.

Latz. (2015). Understanding community college student persistence through photovoice:  An emergent model. Journal of College Student Retention, 16(4), pp. 6487-509.

Mahaffy et al. (2013). Latina/O) students’ needs. Journal of College Student Retention, 14(3), pp. 359-370.

Mattern, K.D., Marini, J.P. & Shaw, E.J. (2015). Identification of multiple non-returner profiles to inform the development of targeted college retention interventions. Journal of College Student Retention, vol. 17(1), pp 18-43.

Mellor et al. (2015).Troubled transitions into college and the effects of a small intervention course. Journal of College Student Retention, 17(1), pp. 44-63.

Strahan et al. (2015). Satisfaction with college: Re-examining its structure and its relationships with the intent to remain in college and academic performance. Journal of College Student Retention, 16(4), pp. 537-561.

Student Success (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2016)

Thomas et al. (2014). Examining relevant influences on the persistence of African-American college students at diverse urban university. Journal of College Student Retention, 15(4), pp. 551-573.

Tinto, V. (2006). Research and practice of student retention: What next? Journal of College Student Retention, 8(1), pp. 1-19.

Tinto, V (1999) Taking Retention Seriously: Rethinking the First Year of College. NACADA Journal: Fall, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 5-9 (Electronic copy at http://nhcuc.org/pdfs/Taking_Student_Retention_Seriously.pdf)

Valentine et al. (2011). Keeping at-risk students in school: A Systematic review of college retention programs. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 33(2), pp. 214-23.