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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Keep on Keepin’ on

Customized Retention Practices Helped Low Income and Single Mom Students to Persist
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From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
By Andrew J. Smith, EdD, and Jennifer Vamvakas, EdD
Planning Types: Academic Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Charter Oak State College

This article is based on follow-up survey research from a doctoral case study that highlighted effective retention practices for low-income and/or single mothers who were students within the Women in Transition (WIT) program at Charter Oak State College. The concept of retention in this instance is an enrollment management practice aimed at maintaining a student population while aiding the institution in sustaining organizational success. Emphasis is placed on the retention concepts of social and academic integration that enabled the specific population to persist and succeed.

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