The phrase “it takes a village” resonates with us because it taps into our sense of community responsibility. What is more like a village than a college or university campus? When it comes to retaining students, Residential Life and an at-risk student’s classmates can play as critical a role as Financial Aid or even faculty. With competition increasing for enrollments and the traditionally at-risk population of adult learners and minority students increasing, successful support strategies are needed to maintain revenue and meet emerging completion standards dictated by both government and consumers.
For a detailed look at retention strategies and best practices check out this invaluable ebook “Lessons from Retention High Performers: Successful Strategies and Best Practices” by Eduventures Sponsored Thought Leadership Initiative and sponsored by PlattForm, EBI-MAP Works, and Tuition Management Systems.