Student Success

Here you'll find articles on the use of technology to improve student outcomes and ways higher education institutions are working to support student success.


Racial Disparities in STEM Graduation Rates

A recent study from the University of Texas at Austin found Black and Latino students are more likely to leave STEM majors than their White peers.

Developing Better Interventions for At-Risk Students

A million-dollar grant is helping John Carroll University fine-tune a targeted intervention and early alert system that helps boost student learning and retention.

Community College Boosts Retention with Student Pathways Redesign

A multi-year campaign to improve student success at Lorain County Community College is seeing positive results. The institution utilized Civitas Learning's student success platform and suite of application to identify common barriers to student persistence and streamline pathways to completion, increasing full-time student retention by nearly 12 percentage points.

How User-Centered Design Improves the Student Experience

In a recent redesign of the University of Washington's MyUW student portal, listening to users was an essential part of the design process. Here's how MyUW provides dynamic, timely content to meet student needs, and what developers learned along the way.

Survey: Competency-Based Model Excels for Nontraditionals

For the last five years, Gallup has surveyed a national sampling of 75,000 college graduates to understand their post-college "well-being and workplace engagement." Recently, the survey company did the same specifically for graduates of Western Governors University.

ED Expands College Scorecard Data

The Department of Education has updated the College Scorecard to include information on 2,100 additional postsecondary education options.

DeVos Announces Federal Work-Study Experiment

A new federal work-study experiment proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will provide institutions with more flexibility to enable students to earn work-study benefits for apprenticeships, internships and work-based learning programs.

5 Ways Technology Can Accelerate Student Learning

A new report from What Works Clearinghouse digs into how technology can support postsecondary education practices.

Non-Degree Credentials Boost Employment and Life Outcomes

American adults who have earned certificates or certifications, but lack a college degree, still report better employment and life outcomes than individuals with no credentials, according to a new report from Strada Education Network and Lumina Foundation.

4 Pilots to Test Technologies and Strategies for Transfer Student Advising

As part of the Education Design Lab’s Seamless Transfer Pathways design challenge, four college and university teams are using artificial intelligence, interactive tools and more to address low transfer and completion rates among community college students.

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