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Existing Retention Strategies: Their Shortcomings and Benefits

Existing Retention Strategies: Their Shortcomings and Benefits
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Author(s): Samuel L. Hinton (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 7
Source title: Setting a New Agenda for Student Engagement and Retention in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Charles B. W. Prince (Howard University, USA) and Rochelle L. Ford (Syracuse University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0308-8.ch001

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Abstract

Most HBCUs have come up with a number of retention strategies which are largely implemented through the support that these institutions receive from the federal government in form of grants. Some of the strategies that will be examined in this work include (a) social integration/social involvement, (b) first year programs, (c) Meyerhoff scholars program, (d) bridge programs, and (e) academic coaching and counseling. These strategies have positively impacted the education quality. Being that the federal government remains to be a funder of these programs, many initiatives can be developed with no extra funding at all.

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