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Examining Factors Influencing Attrition at a Small, Private, Selective Liberal Arts College

  • Ann M. Gansemer-Topf EMAIL logo , Yi (Leaf) Zhang , Cameron C. Beatty and Scott Paja


Despite a diverse body of literature on college student retention, studies focusing on small, private, selective liberal arts colleges are limited. This study utilized a mixed methodology beginning with logistic regression analyses and followed with a qualitative inquiry that included interviews with students who had not persisted. While variables impacting persistence at selective institutions may differ from other types of institutions, the role of student affairs in student success remains critical.

Published Online: 2014-8-22
Published in Print: 2014-8-1

© 2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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