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The Importance of Financial Literacy
With April’s “Financial Literacy Month” coming to a close, I wanted to share some reflections on the importance of financial literacy and the role it plays in student success. We all know the reasons that financial literacy has become so important in higher education. Rising education costs, a trillion-dollar national student loan debt, increasing focus…
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How Do You Measure Student Success?
I was working with a group of senior administrators on their retention efforts, and as part of our meeting I reviewed the publicly available date regarding “Student Right to Know” graduation rates for their institution. You may know that the rate, reported by IPEDS on the College Navigator website, tracks the progress of students who began…
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Admissions is the Foundation for Retention
The admissions office is generally responsible for managing an institution’s enrollment plans and shaping each incoming and transfer class; however, has your institution thought about admissions’ role in its retention plans? In an article about using the admissions process to help create a solid foundation for student retention, University Business Magazine encourages institutions to adopt the following practices: Present…
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Student Success Checklist – Help Students Choose a Pathway
Through our work with our student and expert advisory boards, we’ve identified seven nonacademic barriers to student success. This month’s student success checklist focuses on helping students choose a pathway. Students want to be successful. They understand that higher education can be instrumental in helping them achieve the personal, financial and career success they want in…
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