Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Ed.D. in Education

First Advisor

Dr. Phillis George

Second Advisor

Dr. Whitney Webb

Third Advisor

Dr. Macey Edmondson

Relational Format



The purpose of this manuscript is to examine any existence between student academic success and faith-based engagement experiences in higher education.Higher education, faith-based institutions provide spiritual support to help ensure students’ academic success. Student fit, especially for faith-based institutions, is critical to student persistence and involvement. As faith-based institutions and practitioners explore these student experiences, they can maximize their resources to provide substantial and quality programming to engage all students. Religiously focused programming at these faith-based institutions is intended to support students’ academic relationships and success.



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