Thursday, May 1, 2014

#10 Research Blog

Link to paper:

This paper seeks to answer the question: How and why can universities in America help minority students integrate socially, academically, and economically in college to prevent attrition? The retention of minority students in the United States is extremely low and needs to be improved. This paper applies the philosophy of Vincent Tinto’s retention model to minority students in colleges and universities. This paper focuses on finding ways to address the social, academic and economic needs of minority students proves that all universities need to invest resources into minority students to improve the economy of the United States.

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