Improving Native American Student Success

Improving Native American Student Recruitment and Retention

Topics: Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Academic Support Programs

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Summary

Institutions located in states with high Native American populations maintain commitments to local communities and include Native American student enrollment and success as strategic objectives. This report examines the unique challenges that impede Native American student success, the services institutions offer to improve Native American student recruitment and retention, and the outcomes of these initiatives.

Research Questions

  • What unique challenges do Native American students encounter to enroll and graduate?
  • What strategies do staff employ to increase Native American student enrollment and retention?
  • What forms of academic and developmental support (e.g., financial aid, required advising sessions) do institutions provide?