Student Success and Retention

4 things leaders should know about stalled college completion rates

College completion rates flattened this year, with slight and similar decreases in the number of White, Black, and Latinx graduates compared to 2021.

Warning: Why incoming college students don’t feel ready for college and career decisions

Industry leaders say the No. 1 challenge is a shrinking talent pool but making college and career decisions troubles many potential college students.

At the University of Montana, esports is about more than competition

Grizzly Esports is not simply a place for students to play games. It's about self-discovery, building bridges and finding a welcoming community.

100+ colleges got an “A” for scholarship transparency. Is yours among them?

About 650 schools were graded based on the clarity of requirements and award amounts, as well as consistency in the application process. Colleges face no transparency requirements in issuing merit-based scholarships, "leaving each college to decide how upfront or opaque it wants to be," according to the CAP Report Card released by College Aid Pro.

How badly did study abroad programs suffer this past school year?

During the 2020-2021 academic year, participation in the programs declined by 96% compared to the previous year, according to a new report from Open Doors.

Why playing in college bowl games may motivate football players to study harder

Rather than the sport being a distraction, a new study from the University of Missouri reveals that the chance to compete in the postseason can actually motivate student-athletes to remain academically eligible to play.

More colleges are doing away with test requirements for good

At least 1,835 U.S. colleges have implemented test-free or test-optional admissions in the hopes of developing a more diverse pool of applicants, although student access to high school AP or IB courses will remain a factor in their acceptance.

Who is on the positive side of the growing gender gap in higher education?

The gap exists in every U.S. state, beginning in elementary school and lasting through college graduation, according to new research conducted by the nonprofit public policy organization Brookings.

Can students recover when campus closures dim their college prospects?

An abrupt campus closure—one that comes without warning and with little planning—can do lasting academic damage, an analysis finds.

Who is on the positive side of the growing gender gap in education?

The gap in bachelor's degrees that exists in every U.S. state is evident as early as elementary school standardized testing.

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