“Among all students who enrolled in college for the first
time in fall 2017, 73.8% persisted at any U.S. institution
in fall 2018, while 61.7% were retained at their starting institution,”
and only 58% are projected to graduate within six years.
(National Student Clearinghouse Research Center,
“Persistence & Retention - 2019” (July 2019))
"Too many students leave college without credentials
because life, logistics, and a lack of money got in the way.”
(The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice)
Students bring their struggles with them to your campus — from budget constraints to mental health concerns and more — and these daily life challenges can adversely affect their ability to pursue higher education through graduation.
Taking proactive steps to address student struggles before they transfer or drop out will give them a better chance at achieving their educational goals — and minimize the negative effect a low retention rate can have on your institution’s bottom line.
Plus, a high retention rate signals to prospective students that the living and learning environment at your institution will be conducive to their success and satisfaction.
Make retention a campus-wide priority now with the brand new 25 Campus Retention & Persistence Initiatives: Targeted Strategies to Engage & Empower Students Through Graduation Binder.
With the ready-made tools inside this 130+ page resource, you will be able to:
- Reduce attrition to avoid losing tuition revenue
- Build a campus-wide commitment to retention and persistence
- Help students forge deeper ties with your campus