The Impact of a Comprehensive Program on College Success of Academically and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students

Corliss Brown Thompson (Northeastern University)
Yufeng Qian (Louisiana State University)

Abstract


Low rates in college graduation and persistence have been a significant and persistent issue among urban high school graduates in the Unites States of America, especially for the academically and socioeconomically disadvantaged student population. In response to a college completion initiative, higher education institutions in one large city have joined forces to battle this issue. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to examine the effects of one such university’s comprehensive support program on public high school graduates’ success in college graduation and persistence, and identifies a set of unique high impact practices that have contributed to the success of the program.


Keywords


Bridge Program; Persistence; Retention; Graduation; Racial Disparity; Gender Disparity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jiep.v2i2%20n%203.1161

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