BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

College Students in the United States Edition 2

Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes

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February 2021
9781642671292
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February 2021
9781642671285
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February 2021
9781642671308
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  • Pages 288 pp.
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  • Images 11 illus
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February 2021
9781642671315
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In this book, the authors bring together in one place essential information about college students in the US in the 21st century. Synthesizing existing research and theory, they present an introduction to studying student characteristics, college choice and enrollment patterns, institutional types and environments, student learning, persistence, and outcomes of college.

Substantially revised and updated, this new edition addresses contemporary and anticipated student demographics and enrollment patterns, a wide variety of campus environments (such as residential, commuter, online, hybrid), and a range of outcomes including learning, development, and achievement.

The book is organized around Alexander Astin’s Inputs-Environment-Outputs (I-E-O) framework. Student demographics, college preparation, and enrollment patterns are the "inputs." Transition to college and campus environments are the substance of the "environment." The "outputs" are student development, learning, and retention/persistence/completion.

The authors build on this foundation by providing relevant contemporary information and analysis of students, environments, and outcomes. They also provide strategies for readers to project forward in anticipation of higher education trends in a world where understanding “college students in the United States” is an ongoing project. By consolidating foundational and new research and theory on college students, their experiences, and college outcomes in the US, the book provides knowledge to inform policies, programs, curriculum and practice.

As a starting point for those who seek a foundational understanding of the diversity of students and institutions in the US, the book includes discussion points, learning activities, and further resources for exploring the topics in each chapter.

Foreword
Preface


Part One: Inputs
1) Characteristics of College Students in the United States
2) The College Choice Process
3) Student Enrollment Patterns

Part Two: Environments
4) Transition to College
5) College Environments
6) College Student Learning and Development

Part Three: Outcomes
7) Retention and Persistence
8) Student Outcomes
9) Serving College Students in the United States Today and Tomorrow

References
About the Authors
Index

Kristen A. Renn

Kristen A. Renn is Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University where she also serves as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Student Success Research. Her contributions to scholarly and professional communities of practice in student affairs and higher education include leadership in the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and the American Education Research Association (AERA).

Robert D. Reason

Robert D. Reason is Professor of Student Affairs and Higher Education at Iowa State University. From 2003 to 2011, he was on the faculty in the College of Education at Penn State University, where he also held an appointment as Senior Research Associate in Penn State’s Center for the Study of Higher Education. His research has been published in The Journal of College Student Development, Research in Higher Education, and The Review of Higher Education. He currently serves as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University.

US college students; student characteristics; college choice; enrollment patterns; institutional types and environments; student learning; outcomes of college; student demographics; learning outcomes; Inputs-Environment-Outputs framework; I-E-O; college preparation; transition to college; student development; retention/persistence/completion