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Master's Professional Reports Abstract

Integrating the University of Texas Through Effective Retention Programs

This report discusses the evolution of the University of Texas' minority student retention strategy. Furthermore, the report attempts to define UT's minority retention problem and analyzes the University's response to this problem. To measure the effectiveness of UT's minority retention strategy, the report provides a historical analysis of retention programs and includes an in depth evaluation of the SUCCESS and PREVIEW retention programs. Since minority retention initiatives are a product of UT's affirmative action goals, I provide an analysis of how the Hopwood v. Texas decision has impacted these programs. A final goal of this report is to provide recommendations on how UT might structure its minority student retention strategy in the future.

-- Author's foreword.