Student Retention

Montclair State University Opens Privately Funded Dorm Building

Montclair State University student Tim Meyer spent his freshman year squeezed into an aging cinder-block dorm room with two roommates and a community bathroom down the hall.

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More Baltimore Graduates Attend Two-Year Colleges, Where They Are Less Likely To Earn Degree

The number of Baltimore City high school graduates enrolling in four-year colleges and universities has dropped in recent years as more head to two-year institutions where they are far less likely to graduate.

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Upper Peninsula Schools Aim For Success In Reverse

Six colleges and universities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have forged a formal agreement to help students get a degree in reverse.

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ConnectEDU Acquires Enrollment and Retention Services Division of EducationDynamics to Provide Enhanced Services and Tools for Students and School Administrators

ConnectEDU®, the leader in web-based college and career access solutions, today announced that it acquired the Enrollment and Retention division of EducationDynamics, higher education’s leading technology and services company dedicated to helping colleges and universities find, enroll, and retain students.

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Kentucky Cites Progress In College Degrees, Graduation Rates

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and many of the state's leaders, including Gov. Steve Beshear and Senate President David Williams, appeared Wednesday at an event touting Kentucky's higher education progress during the last decade.

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California School Adopts UNH's Bystander Campaign

Part of the University of New Hampshire's nationally recognized sexual violence prevention program has been adopted by the University of California at Merced.

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CU-Boulder Says It Offers More Alcohol-Education Programs Than Ever

The University of Colorado has more alcohol-education programs than ever, according to spokesman Bronson Hilliard.

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Following Freshmen

Office of Student Success and Retention, Utah Valley University

Retaining freshman students is a vital yet difficult task. Utah Valley University, with its primarily commuter campus, found it especially onerous, with about six out of 10 first-year students opting not to return for their sophomore years. Given that one of the requirements of the Title III grant it had received was to increase retention, the university had a particularly vested interest in succeeding.

Timely Advice

Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa

Typical college students, you’ve probably realized, are not 9-to-5 kinds of people. With classes, socializing, part-time jobs, and a myriad of other duties and desires crowding their schedules, they live by clocks that vary widely. This can be a problem for those tasked with providing them the services that help optimize their collegiate experience. Many of those folks, after all, work more traditional schedules and aren’t around to answer a call from a student on her way from her waitressing gig to the library to get some late-night studying in.

Lawson State Community College Helping Freshmen Navigate Their First Year

Navigating campus, figuring out the computer system, even learning to work in groups -- all that can be hard for newbies. Even more so if they're the first in their family to go to college or come from a disadvantaged background.

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