Retention solutions are increasingly important for higher education leaders seeking to remain financially stable. This report is the first in a series on retention that will serve as a reference guide for institutional leaders seeking to navigate the myriad available solutions to support retention. This series will help leaders understand the key decisions for implementing retention solutions and present strategies for considering a more horizontal integration of data across the student lifecycle to support retention. This report defines a new term, “educational intelligence,” and offers a framework for understanding the morass of retention solutions across the student lifecycle, from pre-inquiry through matriculation to postgraduation.
The goals of this survey were to capture a current snapshot of dual enrollment (DE) course and program practices at institutions in the United States and determine if and how DE plays a role in the strategic enrollment management efforts of the institution.
Increasingly, higher education institutions in America are rethinking their admissions and recruiting practices to draw students who will be a good fit with their institutional culture.