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Student Retention Rates in Associate Degree Dental Hygiene Programs

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dc.contributor.author Ferencz, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-20T21:02:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-20T21:02:44Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2323/6547
dc.description 122 pages en_US
dc.description Cataloged from a pdf version of the thesis. en_US
dc.description This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ed.D. in Community College Leadership)—Ferris State University, Community College Leadership Program, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract Dental hygiene is a program that is expensive f or a college to operate. Retaining the most dental hygiene students is a financial benefit to a college budget due to the inability to fill open seats. Institutional settings and student barriers may impact the retention rates of associate-degree dental hygiene students. This quantitative, correlational research study examines the relationship between dental hygiene retention rates and the institutional setting and early/rolling enrollment. This study also explores if there is a relationship between student barriers and the instructional setting. A stratified random sample of 150 associate degree programs was used in this study. Fifty-seven programs responded to the survey with a varied a mount of usable data; retention data was included from 45 surveys. The research identified no significant difference between institutional setting and associate-degree dental hygiene programs. There search also identified no significant difference between barriers and institutional setting. Future research is needed to investigate remediation strategies that programs have implemented to help improve retention rates. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ferris State University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries UA 20.7.1;
dc.subject Dental hygiene (A.A.S.) en_US
dc.subject Student retention. en_US
dc.subject Student barriers. en_US
dc.title Student Retention Rates in Associate Degree Dental Hygiene Programs en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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