The book titled "Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter" is based on a two-year study known as Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, Bloomington. The book provides examples from 20 institutions that other colleges and universities can learn from to foster a more successful campus culture and learning environment.

Following are some of the leading colleges/universities featured in the book:

Gonzaga University - It is among 20 colleges nationwide singled out for effectively fostering student success and engaging students in their own education in the research-driven book titled "Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter." (2005). Gonzaga was also singled out for its community service, core curriculum, faculty advisors, Gonzaga Experience Live (GEL) student recruitment program, its Jesuit educational traditions, Positive Choice living, social justice core requirement, statistical profile and the Unity House (multicultural education), among other mentions.

The University of the South - It is one of just 20 colleges and universities featured in the book. According to the book: "The institution instills in its students a sense of collective responsibility for operating important areas of the campus. Students tutor peers at the Writing Center, plan major events, serve on institutional committees and task forces...".

Miami University - Due to Miami University's better-than-predicted NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) scores and graduation rates, it was one of 20 institutions highlighted in the book "Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter" (2005).

George Mason University - "Student Success in College" praises Mason for not only promoting student engagement and involvement, but also taking measures to retain students. Many of Mason's programs were highlighted in the book, including Writing Across the Curriculum, the STAR Center, and the Technology Assistants Program.

* Suggested Reading:

Peterson's Competitive Colleges

Parade Magazine College A-List

Colleges that Encourage Character Development

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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