Since 2010, community college leaders across the country have seen student headcount and credit hour production decline at unanticipated rates. The applicant conversion challenge is exacerbated by the increasingly risky profile of incoming students. In an era of declining enrollments and heightened competition, community college leaders must focus on optimizing intake for incoming students by smoothing their path to enrollment and completion.
This study explores the greatest barriers to college entry and persistence and means to prevent student attrition. You'll discover top strategies on simplifying financial aid, optimizing new-student academic advising, designating withdrawal prevention specialists, restructuring the academic calendar, and more.
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