Student success strategies that make a difference

Six ways to boost student persistence and retention

The numbers are sobering. Just 39 percent of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students earned their bachelor’s degree within four years—59 percent did so in six years—according to 2013 figures from the National Center for Education Statistics.

College and university leaders know they need to take a comprehensive and strategic approach to student success, persistence, and completion, and the research backs them up. The challenge is designing, developing, and implementing retention strategies that make a measurable difference in realizing the potential of all students.

Download Ellucian’s white paper to learn six strategies for improving student success and retention. Culled from the latest research, this paper offers examples from institutions that have used these strategies—and achieved results.