• April 17, 2018

A Look at the Top 5 Ranked Institutions for First-year Experience

A Look At The Top 5 Ranked Institutions For First-year Experience

Years of research have shown that students’ participation in a first-year experience program can directly increase persistence and retention rates at higher education institutions. First-year experience programs not only influence academic success, but they also drive emotional support and connections…

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  • December 19, 2017

Our Top 5 Most Popular Blogs of 2017

Our Top 5 Most Popular Blogs Of 2017

Over the past 3 years, our blog has become a resource for professionals of a variety of industries including higher education, nonprofit, and corporate. As we come to the end of the year, we decided to take a look at…

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  • September 20, 2016

Creating Student Communities to Support Success

Creating Student Communities To Support Success

Supporting and fostering first-year and transfer student success is constantly on the minds of institutions across the county. Student success has a huge impact on university and college rankings, as well as the educational environment and reputation as a whole.…

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  • April 26, 2016

Developing Guided Pathways for Student Success

Developing Guided Pathways For Student Success

According to a study by Complete College America, college students are taking too long to graduate, resulting in unnecessary additional tuition and higher dropout rates. For a 2-year Associates Degree, the average amount of credits needed to graduate is 60.…

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  • April 11, 2014

Student Retention and Persistence

Orientation is a form of guidance that gives students the tools to be successful throughout their education paths.  According to the California Student Success Task Force, “extensive research has documented the importance of assessment, orientation, and informed education planning to…

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