Retention Resources for Individuals & Educational Institutions

Welcome to the Center for the Study of College Student Retention

The Center provides retention resources to individuals and educational institutions. Our aim is to provide researchers and practitioners with a comprehensive resource for finding information on college student retention and attrition. Please use the navigation at the top of the page to access information.

The Journal
The Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice is a scholarly refereed quarterly journal.
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Retention References
The retention/attrition reference list is intended for those interested in research or finding information about retention and/or attrition.
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Join the Retention Discussion Group
The Discussion Group is intended for non-commercial purposes and is open to all those who are interested in college student retention.
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Books Available:

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Featured News

Dr. Seidman's New Book, Crossing the finish line: Retaining and graduating your students is available for purchase.  Click on the image of the book for more information and order instructions.

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Crossing the Finish Line & Retention Primer Slide Shows have been updated HERE

  • Colleges don't have to spend a lot of $ to help students persist. Find out HOW
  • The Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice is a Sage Publications
  • Want to submit a manuscript to the Journal? Instructions HERE
  • Dr. Seidman's 2nd edition of College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success is available to order. To view CONTENTS/ORDER
  • Dr. Seidman named Professor Emeritus at Walden University
  • Dr. Seidman was the Recipient of the Walden University Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership Extraordinary Faculty Award
  • Dr. Seidman was the Recipient of the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service
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  • There are over 1,800 retention references and over 1,000 retention discussion group members.