Supporting and Retaining Traditionally Underrepresented Students

Topics: Student Retention and Success, Minority Students, Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs, First Generation Students

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Research Questions

  • What overall strategies and programs do institutions adopt to increase retention rates for traditionally underrepresented students?
  • What committees and staff administer these programs, and how are students involved in their delivery?
  • From where do institutions draw funding for these programs?


This report profiles a wide array of strategies for supporting, engaging, and retaining traditionally underrepresented students, including methods for reinforcing core academic competencies, encouraging intercultural communication on campus, and marshalling financial resources to assist struggling students.

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