Hardwiring Student Success

Building Disciplines for Retention and Timely Graduation

Topics: First Year Experience, Student Retention and Success, Early Warning Systems, Advising, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Student Information Systems, Information Technology, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Degree Progress

Retention and Student Success Suddently in the Spotlight

After years of leaving higher education virtually unaccountable, federal and state governments are taking an increased interest in college degree attainment. The rate of bachelor degree attainment among Americans aged 25 to 34 has remained effectively unchanged for decades. Meanwhile, the rest of the industrialized world has caught up to, and even surpassed, the United States. In an era of globalization and knowledge-based economies, the United States could be facing an increasing disadvantage.

America's Competitive Edge

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Rising Expectations in an Era of Receding Resources

Federal Focus on Success, Not Just Access