Online student retention has been a major topic of discussion in higher education for more than a decade. This discussion has focused on student dropout (or attrition) and persistence. Most articles have provided anecdotal information or individual studies carried out by universities (Angelino, Williams, & Natvig, 2007). In the past decade, there have been a few national reports on student enrollment, but none has focused specifically on dropout or persistence. What has been widely addressed in the literature is the comparison between the effectiveness of online learning and traditional learning.
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