Tag Archives: Student retention

Retention rates slump at fast five

Retention rates slump at fast five  | John Ross | The Australian Higher Education | 18 July, 2012

THE five fastest-growing universities recorded their lowest progress rates last year, as more students struggled in an expanding university system. Macquarie, Swinburne, Canberra, Western Sydney and the Australian Catholic universities saw student progress rates retreat after recruiting aggressively in 2010 and last year. The five had over-enrolled by between 25 per cent and 40 per cent in the two years, taking advantage of the doubling of the over-enrolment buffer to 10 per cent in the lead-up to this year’s uncapping of higher education places.


Want to know who may not stay the course?

Want to know who may not stay the course? | David Matthews | Times Higher Education | 12 April 2012

Service outlining prospective students’ likelihood of dropping out worries some while Deloitte argues that flagging up students most at risk of quitting will help institutions improve retention strategies A Big Four audit firm is offering universities the chance to profile students by age, social background and nationality to judge how likely they are to drop out of study.


Wal-Mart’s $10-Million Diplomas

Wal-Mart’s $10-Million Diplomas | Sara Lipka | The Chronicle of Higher Education |¬† 19 February, 2010

Grants to colleges help first-generation students graduate. Students quit college for all kinds of reasons. They can’t pay; they have to work; they struggle academically. When they’re the first in their families to pursue higher education, the hurdles can seem higher. Just getting to college does not guarantee success.