Recruitment & Retention


Queens College to Boost STEM Diversity With Federal Funds

Queens College received its first installment of a $5.6 million grant from the United States Department of Education to improve its STEM programs – particularly for Hispanic and low-income students.

Report: Community College Students Confused About Pathways to Obtain CS Degrees

Computer science (CS) has become an increasingly popular major in postsecondary education, yet students at community colleges struggle to stay on track to graduate with a CS degree, according to a new report from Google for Education in partnership with nonprofit Education, Training, Research. The study surveyed 321 students enrolled in introductory programming or data structures classes at two community colleges in California.

Historically Black Institutions Pursue Higher College Completion Rates with Complete College America

The College Fund will also kick off a "Fifteen to Finish" program with its member institutions. This CCA best practice encourages students to take 15 or more credits each semester to help ensure they graduate within four years.

UCLA Connects Alumni and Continuing Ed Students to Online Career Coaching

The University of California, Los Angeles will now provide individualized online career coaching to all of its alumni as well as all UCLA Extension students and alumni, thanks to a joint effort out of UCLA Extension, UCLA Alumni Affairs and the UCLA Career Center.

A Mobile Personal Assistant Tuned to Student Needs

In an effort to help freshmen manage the college transition, the University of San Diego created a smart personal assistant app designed to help students prioritize and track their tasks.



Universities Recognized for Student Success Work

An education consultancy has recognized four of its institutional customers for their work in the area of student success.

Report: Parents Concerned About Academic Stress

The majority of parents think academic expectations are putting too much pressure on their children, and a significant number of kids are experiencing mental health problems as a result.

Community Colleges Get Online Hub for Student Success Materials

The Association of American College and Universities (AAC&U) has launched a resource hub intended to be a repository for templates, campus examples, webinars and online discussions that come out of institutions participating in the organization's Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative.

Jenzabar Talks up New Bundle of Student Success Modules

Education technology heavyweight Jenzabar has begun delivering an application tied to student retention and success.

Hobsons' New Platform Combines Data Analytics, Early Intervention Tools for Higher Ed

Hobsons, a software developer that has been best known for creating digital counseling tools for K-12 students preparing for college, is now introducing a new product, Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, intended to take advantage of the acquisition of two companies this year.

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