Recruitment & Retention


Community College ASAP Efforts Continue Helping Years Later

Seven years ago an experiment took place in the City University of New York involving low-income students with remedial education needs. About half of eligible spring and fall 2010 students knowingly participated in the "Accelerated Study in Associate Programs" (ASAP) project, which was meant to address low graduation rates for students pursuing an associate's degree.

Report: Most Colleges and Universities Have Changed Org Structure to Support Student Success

Nearly three-quarters, 73 percent, of higher education institutions have changed their organizational structure to support student success initiatives in the last two years, according to a new report.

Research: Pathways, Prioritization and Tailored Advising Boost Transfer Rates

While 80 percent of students in community colleges expect to go for a bachelor's degree, within six years just a third transfer to a four-year school, and less than 15 percent earn their bachelor's.

Purdue App Puts Learning Data into Students' Hands

Engineering students at Purdue University can track their study behaviors with Pattern, a quantified-self tool designed to help learners regulate and improve their habits.

Tuition Cuts Less Effective than Increased College Spending for Retention

In a recent study, researchers found that increased institutional spending led to higher persistence in enrollment of students and to greater degree completion than tuition reductions.



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.

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