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* College recruitment efforts should provide specific information providing an accurate
picture of what college will be like at that particular institution
* Improve outreach efforts with parents to ensure they are informed of college processes,
procedures, and experiences their student will be facing.
Involvement on Campus
The results of this study indicated that with more involvement on campus Hispanic
females are at a higher risk of attrition, going against Tinto's theory of involvement. Better
understanding what this particular group is getting involved in and at what level is critical in
directing these students to appropriate involvement opportunities and level of participation. The
following recommendation is made regarding involvement on campus:
* Address those areas of experience that are particularly detrimental to retention of
Satisfaction with academic progress had the strongest correlation with attrition for
Hispanic females in this study. The more satisfied they were with their academic progress the
more likely they were to stay at the institution. Finding ways for Texas Woman's University to
assist in the academic success of the Hispanic female population is critical in the success of this
group. The recommendations follow:
* Provide student support services (i.e., tutoring, career services, etc.) and market these
services to students
* Improve early warning system for students exhibiting troubling academic performance
and proactive measures to assist students improve their academic standing.
With the ability to identify tendencies in female Hispanic student attrition, opportunities
Here’s what’s next.
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