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College Retention Rates

Becoming Intentional About College Retention

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Retention means something quite different depending upon the institution. At elite colleges, for example, retention rates below 85 percent in four years are a cause of concern.

If You Want A Higher GPA, Join A Gym

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.11.2014 | College

Can pumping iron pump your grade point average? New research from Michigan State University says yes. An MSU study released this week compares 4,84...

It Matters Whether Our Students Succeed

Tim_Hall | Posted 09.08.2013 | College

It matters to colleges and universities whether students succeed. It didn't always, though. The failure of our students sometimes even validated what we thought about our academic rigor.

An Administrator's POV: Who Is Accountable for Student Success?

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

If institutions of higher learning are genuinely committed to increasing student retention and graduation rates, it is essential that they create and sustain a culture of caring, anchored by high expectations and accountability.