Youngstown State University (Ohio)

Youngstown State University (Ohio): Has used Investigations since Spring 2009 as part of a one-semester, four-course learning community program (LCP) for incoming health occupations students who test into all three developmental courses (math, reading, and composition). The program is evaluated based on semester-to-semester and year-to-year retention of the LCP group compared with all incoming freshmen taking all three developmental courses. Data are disaggregated by race/ethnicity (minority and non-minority). Except for one cohort, both minority and non-minority students participating in the LCP persisted at a higher rate than those who did not participate in the LCP, with results stronger for minority students.