student support

President’s corner: President Elizabeth Davis crunches the numbers on new molds of student support

In the business of running a liberal arts school like Furman University, the most cherished metric to study success is student satisfaction. For President Elizabeth Davis, the key is a strategic plan agile enough to adjust to student interest and leveraging a dedicated team ready to adapt to new needs. 

Beating student hunger: 5 ways to overcome food insecurity on your campus

Establishing food pantries isn't the only strategy colleges can take to help its students facing food insecurity, an issue affecting up to 30% of college students today, according to a report from The Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.

Black enrollment is up at this university thanks to this service that aids student belonging

Black students offered Nearpeer to connect with others at California State University, Northridge were nearly 17% more likely to enroll, complete their first year and return in fall 2023 for the new academic year, according to a report.

Community colleges are banding resources together to secure their at-risk students’ education

With HEERF funding in the rearview mirror, community colleges that have historically served the nation's most underresourced populations are getting creative to keep their at-risk students from stopping out and regain those lost due to finances. 

In the age of numbers, don’t lose sight of qualitative data

By balancing quantitative and qualitative data, we can advance meaningful solutions that address higher education’s most pressing problems and create a more valuable educational experience for all students.

Your support services are vital to student belonging. Here’s what’s getting in their way

While student support services correlate to higher levels of student belonging, roughly 50% are unaware of them, according to Tyton Partners' "Listening to Learners" 2023 report.

These schools retooled their enrollment playbook using data to drive growth

North Texas has 1,200+ trained employees, from administrative assistants up to the president, using their AI-assisted analytics software suit to take huge swaths of data and create visual data models in order to form clear, intentional decision-making.

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