Recruitment & Retention


Mississippi Community Colleges Deploy Analytics to Reduce Online Dropouts

The Mississippi Community College Board has adopted a tool from an education analytics company in an effort to reduce dropouts among students in online courses.

Marylhurst Automates Admissions Processes with Enrollment Rx

A 1,400-student university in Portland, OR is moving its administrative work to a cloud-based constituent relationship management program.

A Collaborative for Student Success and Institutional Comparisons

Joined by more than 20 member institutions to date, PAR is a growing not-for-profit collaborative venture that pools normalized (and anonymized) data to support research on student success and create predictive models and strategies for intervention. With 1.8 million-plus records in its dataset, PAR is offering its members highly reliable data modeling for student success, as well as a new potential for comparative institutional research.

Keeping Students on Track With a Mobile "Nudge"

The University of Washington Tacoma is hoping to improve retention with a daily support message sent to each student's mobile device.

PAR Framework

A Model for Student Success

The multi-institutional PAR Framework project provides a valuable resource supporting predictive analytics for student success and linking interventions to specific risk factors.



Marshall U Issues Individualized Financial Award Letters to Prospective Students

Marshall University in Huntington, WV has implemented a financial aid award platform to generate individualized financial award letters for prospective students.

U Maryland Releases Grad Rates Through SAM Tracking System

A Web site that displays graduation rates has added the University of Maryland College Park to its inaugural roster.

North Central U Deploys CRM for Student Recruitment

North Central University, a private, undergraduate college in Minneapolis, is implementing a cloud-based constituent relationship management solution to improve internal and external communications.

55% More STEM Students Fail Lectures Than Active Learning Classes

Traditional lectures are failing students in STEM disciplines. According to a new meta-analysis published this week, a staggering 55 percent more students flunk purely lecture-based STEM courses than flunk courses taught with some sort of active learning component.

Regent U Adds Business Software To Expand Offerings, Improve Retention

Regent University Professional and Continuing Education is adopting business software designed for non-traditional institutions of higher education in an effort to increase growth and enhance current offerings.