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Changing Face of the Community College

Eight years ago administrators laying plans for Guttman Community College in New York City set a goal: This school would not be like so many other community colleges with low completion rates. Guttman would make getting students to graduation a primary mission.

Dual Enrollment from Two Points of View: Higher Education and K–12

While dual enrollment fills a similar student success niche in both higher and K–12 education, the administrative perspectives of these two entities do not always align. This article highlights the groups’ similarities and differences in perspective and proposes implications for practice.

The Impact of Earning an Associate Degree Prior to Transfer on Bachelor’s Degree Completion

This research brief is the third in a series of four that explore outcomes for recent high school graduates who begin their postsecondary education in a community college. This study examined the impact of earning an associate degree prior to transfer on the probability of earning a bachelor’s degree.

Student Success Drives Institutional Effectiveness

As post-secondary learners make more informed choices from an increasing number of education options, focusing on their success will be the key driver of institutional effectiveness and prosperity. This paper examines how people interact with higher education today, showing how that relationship will continue to evolve to meet individual and societal needs.

Digital Engagement: Driving Student Success

Poor retention and completion rates symptomize the challenges colleges and universities face in their attempts to meet the needs and aspirations of diverse student populations. Early models of student attrition identified numerous student factors and characteristics that increase the likelihood a student will not complete college (i.e., at-risk characteristics). Institutions have used this information to develop programs and implement technology to target these specific factors and to mitigate risks.

Strategic Enrollment Management: Practical Application of Technology to Drive Student Retention

Student retention has gained greater attention in recent years due to increased scrutiny by legislators, accrediting bodies, the media and the general public. However, while a large body of research is available regarding college student retention, many institutions are still grappling with decisions, including which programs and strategies to implement and how to assess their effectiveness.

The 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents

Inside Higher Ed’s sixth annual Survey of College and University Presidents aims to understand how these leaders perceive and address the challenges facing postsecondary institutions in the United States.

Identifying Predictors of Credential Completion Among Beginning Community College Students

This research brief is the second in a series of four, exploring outcomes for recent high school graduates who begin their postsecondary education in a community college using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002.

Improving Post-Traditional Student Success

Learn more about the unique challenges of the post-traditional student journey and how to better serve them at your institution.

The State of Higher Education 2014: Focus on Four-Year Institutions

Executives at four-year public and private institutions of higher education face an ever-increasing set of challenges, of which the most pressing are the changing student landscape, uncertain financial times, and shifting accountability goalposts. As a result, higher education executives are searching for ways to address these challenges while maintaining or even improving student access and success.

Six Meaningful Steps to Becoming a Student Engagement Super Hero

Learn how to become a student engagement superhero by leaping over functional boundaries, dismantling data silos, investing in a student success platform, and more.

Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management

The goals of this survey were to capture a current snapshot of dual enrollment (DE) course and program practices at institutions in the United States and determine if and how DE plays a role in the strategic enrollment management efforts of the institution.