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How to Improve Student Retention in Community Colleges

Wednesday, December 10, 2008   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
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How to Improve Student Retention in Community Colleges
By Danette Brickman

Community colleges across the country struggle with the issue of student retention. While community colleges provide affordable and readily accessible education, many of the students attending community colleges are not prepared for college. In addition, many students face additional challenges such as inadequate financial resources, and family and job demands. Community colleges can increase student retention by implementing a number of programs. Recruitment Programs - Retention begins with recruitment. Students need information in order to make informed choices. In many instances this is a student's first college experience and they need information in order to successfully navigate the admissions process. They also need information early on in order to understand the choices they will have to make in choosing classes, majors and other activities. Making the initial contact with the school an enjoyable one starts a student off on the right foot.
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