Wagner learning communities help students stay in college

Wagner learning communities help students stay in college

Completing College coverWagner College is cited in a new book by higher education researcher Vincent Tinto, “Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition,” published by the University of Chicago Press.

Tinto’s research sought to identify the conditions that made it possible for students to stay in college and earn their degrees, and he identified Wagner College as an example of the kind of school that integrates multiple efforts to ensure student success.

Tinto cited Wagner College’s system of learning communities — first-year, intermediate and senior — for helping students succeed. He emphasized that “the first-year program is unique in that it incorporates many features that are seen as optimal practices in higher education” (p. 107-108).

Vincent Tinto is distinguished professor in the School of Education at Syracuse University.

  • Posted in News on Aug. 13, 2013