Leveraging data to realize quick, measurable gains

A three-part video series with Middle Tennessee State University

Topics: Student Learning Outcomes, Assessment, Degree Progress, Student Retention and Success, First Year Experience

Partnering with SSC to Reach Every Student

Rick Sluder, Vice Provost at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), discusses how the university is already realizing impressive gains in persistence after just six months of using SSC. Watch the three videos below to hear how MTSU is partnering with the Student Success Collaborative and embracing data to target students at every stage of the lifecycle.


1. Achieving persistence gains beyond first year

2. Targeting the Murky Middle for rapid ROI

3. Creating a data-driven advising culture


Realizing early results

In the first six months since joining the Student Success Collaborative, MTSU experienced the following gains in fall to spring persistence:

  • Freshmen: 2.2%
  • New Transfers: 4.5%
  • Sophomores: 2.1%
  • Undergraduate population: 1.5%