Part I: Achieving persistence gains beyond first year

In this video, Rick Sluder, Vice Provost at MTSU, explains how SSC has played a pivotal role in the persistence gains MTSU has realized in just six months.

Think a sophomore with a 3.0 GPA won't drop out? Think again. While it is important to focus student success efforts on the first year as this is the single biggest year for attrition, over half of all student departure occurs in subsequent years. This is why Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and other members of the Student Success Collaborative have begun to dedicate considerable resources to students at every stage of the lifecycle.

Learn how MTSU leveraged the analytic capabilities of SSC's technology platform to increase retention by 1.5 percentage points.

5 insights to help you support students beyond the first year

Our research has found that among seemingly successful first-year students—those who have a first-year GPA between 2.0 and 3.0—nearly one-third will drop out in their second year or later. We call these students the 'Murky Middle.' Download our white paper to learn more about this segment and how you can use analytic indicators to find and support them.


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Part II: Targeting the Murky Middle for rapid ROI


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