Factors Impacting the Retention & Persistence of College Students with Learning Differences

Students who learn differently often have lower retention and persistence rates at colleges across the United States, yet little research has been done to fully explore the reasons why. While we know stigmatization is a cause, there are new perspectives on what drives the experience of students with learning differences in colleges. What other information may be useful to better understand issues related to retention? What should other colleges, teachers, parents, and students be more aware of as they navigate this milestone?

This session reviews leading theories behind issues related to retention, with suggestions about how to combat many of these challenges to ensure post-secondary success rates for students who learn differently.

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Alexander Morris-Wood

Associate Vice President of Transitions & the Student Experience

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