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Doctoral attrition rates are alarmingly high, causing concern to university leaders and students alike. These constituents seek solutions to address the troubling phenomenon of doctoral students dropping out of their programs of study. This article discusses persistence patterns of doctoral students who finish. The authors matriculated in a hybrid Ph.D. cohort program consisting of a residency requirement, coupled with online coursework. Cohort engagement, collaboration, vertical teaming, academic productivity, and networking are among the strategies discussed as effective in persistence to program completion.
Clute International Conference on Education
Doctoral Persistence, Cohort Engagement, Mentor Relationships, Academic Productivity, Collaboration
Holmes, Barbara; McAuley Brown, Leo T.; Parker, DeJuanna M.; Mann, Jacqueline; Woods, Ericka L.; Gibson, Jamel A.; Best, Terri L.; Diggs, Vanessa; Wilson, China; and Hall, Douglas, "Decoding the Persistence and Engagement Patterns of Doctoral Students Who Finish" (2016). Education Doctorate Faculty Works. 11.