What Really Happens to Our Students?

Constructing an Estimate of Outcomes for 100 Students Who Start a Bachelor Degree

 Student Mental Model

For all the data we have on student success, the lack of a federal longitudinal record system makes it difficult to get a true understanding of student degree outcomes, time to degree, or what happens to graduates once they enter the workforce. In response, EAB researchers pulled from eight different data sources to create an estimated snapshot of what really happens to students when they enter college and beyond. The result is a more nuanced view of student success, one which will we hope will help institutions rethink their approach to delivering a “Return on Education.”

Explore this infographic to learn more about the fate of our students and start a discussion on your campus about the best ways to ensure an ROE.


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How will you redefine student success?

Student Success Collaborative members have seen gains in first-year retention from 2 to 12 percentage points, and graduation gains from 3 to 11 percentage points. Download these case studies to see how. Explore the case studies.

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