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HBCU Attrition (I)
The Problem of Retention and Motivation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

According to national retention data, the average freshman retention rate is 75%. Over the last five years, Xavier's retention rate for the freshman class has fluctuated between 77.5% and 72.7%. Dr. Beverly Mason and Dr. Pamela Waldron-Moore have examined explanations for the attrition and welcome the opportunity to share their findings and recommendations with their fellow instructors: stakeholders in education at Xavier.

This workshop is the first part of a two-part series. In it, Drs. Waldron-Moore and Mason present their research findings on retention and motivation at HBCUs, especially Xavier University.

The follow-up workshop, 2:00-2:50 p.m. Wednesday, November 17th, will explore the practical implications of this research for teachers in the classroom.

  • Led by: Dr. Beverly Mason (Sociology) and Dr. Pamela Waldron-Moore (Political Science)
  • Date: Monday, November 15, 2004
  • Time: 2:00 - 2:50 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Sponsor: CAT

Tags: retention
Format: uncategorized
Event ID: 00332

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