Student Retention

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New Enrollment Dips a Bit at U.S. Graduate Schools

Enrollment of new students at graduate schools in the United States dropped slightly from 2009 to 2010, despite an 8.4 percent increase in applications. It was the first decline in first-time graduate enrollment since 2003, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, and came after a 5.5 percent increase the previous year.

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Back in the Game

Information Technology, Athletics Department at Paradise Valley Community College

Student-athletes face the daunting task of keeping up with their studies while also devoting considerable time to practicing, competing, and traveling. That pressure extends upward to coaches, administrators, and faculty members, who are required to assess student progress and make adjustments amidst wildly varying schedules.

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Montclair State University Opens Privately Funded Dorm Building

Montclair State University student Tim Meyer spent his freshman year squeezed into an aging cinder-block dorm room with two roommates and a community bathroom down the hall.

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More Baltimore Graduates Attend Two-Year Colleges, Where They Are Less Likely To Earn Degree

The number of Baltimore City high school graduates enrolling in four-year colleges and universities has dropped in recent years as more head to two-year institutions where they are far less likely to graduate.

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Upper Peninsula Schools Aim For Success In Reverse

Six colleges and universities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have forged a formal agreement to help students get a degree in reverse.

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ConnectEDU Acquires Enrollment and Retention Services Division of EducationDynamics to Provide Enhanced Services and Tools for Students and School Administrators

ConnectEDU®, the leader in web-based college and career access solutions, today announced that it acquired the Enrollment and Retention division of EducationDynamics, higher education’s leading technology and services company dedicated to helping colleges and universities find, enroll, and retain students.

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Kentucky Cites Progress In College Degrees, Graduation Rates

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and many of the state's leaders, including Gov. Steve Beshear and Senate President David Williams, appeared Wednesday at an event touting Kentucky's higher education progress during the last decade.

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California School Adopts UNH's Bystander Campaign

Part of the University of New Hampshire's nationally recognized sexual violence prevention program has been adopted by the University of California at Merced.

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CU-Boulder Says It Offers More Alcohol-Education Programs Than Ever

The University of Colorado has more alcohol-education programs than ever, according to spokesman Bronson Hilliard.

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Following Freshmen

Office of Student Success and Retention, Utah Valley University

Retaining freshman students is a vital yet difficult task. Utah Valley University, with its primarily commuter campus, found it especially onerous, with about six out of 10 first-year students opting not to return for their sophomore years. Given that one of the requirements of the Title III grant it had received was to increase retention, the university had a particularly vested interest in succeeding.

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