Retention

Proactive advising leads to retention and graduation gains for colleges

Retention and graduation rates increase for community colleges that beef up or get creative with their student advising services.

Masculinity programming at University of Redlands hopes to help men be 'authentic selves'

Colleges are increasingly creating masculinity programs, aimed at boosting retention while encouraging students to rethink what it means to "be a man."

To maximize graduation rates, colleges should focus on middle-range students, research shows

Students who end first year with G.P.A. between 2.0 and 3.0 have been neglected by academic support programs, says research based on data from 60 institutions. Is this where colleges can have the biggest impact on retention?

Clearinghouse study finds declining student persistence rates

More students are leaving higher education after their first year, according to new national numbers that are bad news for the college completion push.

New research on retention of international students

In new research being released at international education conference, foreign students identify financial issues as their main sources of dissatisfaction.

 

Nursing schools face faculty shortages

With retirements looming, vacancies unfilled and accreditors cracking down, many colleges search for strategies to hire professors in fast-growing field.

 

Colleges fail to track performance of student veterans, survey finds

Colleges aren't doing a good job of tracking how current and former military service members are faring on their campuses, a new survey finds, but that may be changing.

Connecticut legislature mulls elimination of remedial courses

Connecticut lawmakers want to eliminate all non-credit remedial courses. While a compromise is likely to emerge, the state's approach is seen as visionary by some, foolish by others.

Student success courses catch on, slowly, at community colleges

Courses on how to learn and manage college life can boost graduation rates. The classes are catching on -- slowly -- at community colleges, but face resistance.

Author discusses her new book on how colleges can help at-risk students succeed

Author discusses her new book about promoting success of at-risk students.

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