Publication Date

Fall 2021

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Monica Burke (Director), Dr. Aaron Hughey, and Dr. Lester Archer

Degree Program

Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research

Degree Type

Doctor of Education


This study explores factors that predict persistence for underrepresented minority students participating in an intervention program that branches off into a Living Learning Community. This research is significant due to the growing change of student demographics across college campuses and the need for institutions to understand how they can assist in student persistence. The study was conducted as a quantitative study and responses from study participants were analyzed using SPSS. The findings concluded that cumulative GPA was the only significant factor in predicting persistence for this student population. There are some noteworthy mentions from the study regarding the Living Learning Community.


Higher Education | Multicultural Psychology