Recruitment & Retention


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.

Text Messaging Initiative Will Nudge STEM Students Toward Success

A new project is tapping into mobile technology to increase community college completion for students in STEM fields.

EAB to Split from The Advisory Board Company

EAB, a provider of research, enterprise technology and data-enabled services for education institutions, is separating from its parent company, The Advisory Board Company, to become a stand-alone business.



Fayetteville State U Adopts Private Coaching to Improve Student Retention

Fayetteville State University has teamed with a private partner to offer 300 new full-time students personal support via executive-style coaching.

New University Innovation Alliance Initiative Offers Completion Grants to Support College Completion

The University Innovation Alliance, a national consortium of 11 large public research universities working to improve graduation rates, today announced a grant program for students facing financial challenges at the end of their studies.

Developing Guided Pathways in the Community College

South Orange County Community College District IT leaders Bob Bramucci and Jim Gaston talk about the long history of decision support technology development at SOCCCD. They explain why guided pathways projects — that use technology tools like Sherpa, MAP, and Smart Schedule — are so important for community colleges now.

3 Ways IT Is Impacting Student Success

Three CIOs talk about technology's role in student success and the wide-ranging ways that the IT organization is contributing to institutional goals.

Students More Likely to Read Alerts that Deliver Good News and Comparisons with Peers

Students love to hear good news about how well they're doing in their courses or how their performance — good or bad — compares to other students in the class, according to a research project undertaken by Blackboard's analytics and research team.

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