Reworking the Departure Puzzle

John Braxton


More than a quarter of the students who enter four-year institutions and half of those who enter two-year schools depart at the end of their first year. This phenomenon is known as the "departure puzzle," and for years, the most important body of work on student retention has come from sociologist Vincent Tinto.

The contributors, including Tinto himself, offer a variety of both theoretical and methodological perspectives to the Student Departure Puzzle.


APA Citation

Braxton, J. M. (2000). Reworking the departure puzzle. J. M. Braxton (Ed.). Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

About the Study

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Publication Type Book Chapter
In Publication Vanderbilt University Press
Type of Research Critical or postmodern
Research Design Not applicable
Intervention/Areas of Study
Level of Analysis
Specific Populations Examined Minority status
Peer-Reviewed No
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest
Student Sample Size
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