Positively impacting student retention: One institution’s journey

Student retention is a complex issue that begins with student recruitment and extends through matriculation; it includes both the student’s academic and non-academic experience. While many factors impact student retention at a university it can be difficult to pinpoint one specific factor that causes changes in student retention--yet, minor fluctuations in retention rates can significantly impact tuition revenue and an institution’s bottom line.

Key learning objectives:

This presentation discusses opportunities and approaches to increasing student retention rates including:

  • The cost savings and the investments that have the greatest impact
  • The use of predictive modeling and targeted outreach
  • The impact of process improvements.

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