Relationship Between Factors and Graduation Rates for Student Success in the U.S. Colleges


Graduation rates are essential indicators of students' success and the indicators defined as the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year college students who continue their studies at the school next year. Graduation rates are essential for student's learning accountability purposes, and graduation rates need to be improved. The purpose of this study aims to find out the relationship between graduate rate and other predictors such as retention, student-to-faculty ratio, enrollment, tuition and fees, library and grants, and explore how these independent variables predict the graduation rate. It also aims to determine what factors most influence student graduation rates for college success. The study will employ a quantitative research design to examine the relationship between factors and graduation for student's progress. The study aims to find out what factors influence student graduation rates and provide practical implementations, leadership frameworks, and strategies such as a coherent leadership frame, collaborative culture, trust for school leaders. The student success helps the school leaders to implement the school program, policy, and culture. The finding of the study finally expects to find out the school implementation on the school curriculum, student learning, staff professional development needs, collaborative learning culture, and teacher leaders. The future study can explore the dynamic of peer-led leadership and peer-driven activities between culture and school leadership to improve student academic performance and graduation rates.

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Wei Zhang, Western Michigan University, United States
Tetyana Koshmanova, Western Michigan University, United States

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Conference: ECE2020
Stream: Higher education

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Zhang W., & Koshmanova T. (2020) Relationship Between Factors and Graduation Rates for Student Success in the U.S. Colleges ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2020: Official Conference Proceedings
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