Recruitment & Retention


Portland State U Developing a Degree Planning Tool to Boost Student Completion

Portland State University is working with Barnes & Noble Education LoudCloud to co-develop a degree planning solution that will help students chart a path to graduation.

Revamp of IPEDS Widens View on Student Outcomes

One big flaw of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Database System (IPEDS) has been fixed. The U.S. Department of Education has revamped its higher education database to begin tracking non-traditional students — the ones who aren't attending school full-time or aren't entering college as freshmen right from high school.

Report: Taking Just One Extra Course Can Lead to Better Student Outcomes

"Fifteen to Finish" is a catchy phrase to encourage students to take enough credits for on-time graduation. In fact, it has been so popular that since the University of Hawaii introduced it as part of a student success initiative, dozens of campuses across the country have borrowed the phrasing for their own campaigns. Now, new research from Civitas Learning is questioning whether that one-size-fits-all slogan is over-simplifying the goal.

AccuCampus Retention Tool Extends Student Analytics

The latest update has added artificial intelligence algorithms to assess student risk based on demographic data, academic information and behavior.

Survey: Most Students Say Technology Boosts Academic Success

Three out of four college and university students think technology has had a positive impact on their academic success, according to a recent survey.



Campus Management Acquires 5 Hobsons Product Lines

Campus Management is building out its constituent relationship and application management portfolio with the acquisition of five product lines from Hobsons: Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect and Retain.

University Innovation Alliance Boosts Low-Income Grads 25 Percent

Launched in 2014, the UIA is a collection of 11 public research universities aiming to increase the number of degrees awarded and the socioeconomic diversity of graduates by identifying and replicating promising innovations.

First-Year College Credits and Strong GPA Big Predictor of CC Student Success

A deep drill into longitudinal data whose collection began in 2002 has uncovered a set of predictors that can help community colleges identify those students most likely to earn a college degree.

Study: Positive First-Year Orientation Impacts Overall Student Experience

In a recent survey of nearly 25,000 college students, those who had a positive experience with their first-year orientation for 17 percent more likely to report a positive student life experience. Conversely, students with a poor orientation experience were 71 percent more likely to report grades of C or lower.

Cal State U Signs Systemwide Partnership with InsideTrack to Support Enrollment and Retention

California State University's 23 campuses now can access a range of recruitment and retention services to boost student success. The institution has partnered with InsideTrack to provide coaching, consulting, training, analytical and technological services systemwide through a three-year Master Enabling Agreement.

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