April 23, 2024

Report: 40% of student success initiatives don’t help retention

Author: Ray Schroeder
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By Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive
Only 60% of student services positively impact student retention, according to a new analysis of more than 1,000 initiatives across 55 colleges from Civitas Learning.  Of the remaining 40% initiatives that had a “neutral impact,” however, 15% of participating students saw a lift in their persistence rates.  The news follows recent studies that suggest colleges can make a bigger impact by personalizing their messaging to address students’ biggest needs.


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