A Fast, Cost-Effective Approach to Improve Student Retention and Graduation Rates in Higher Education

Center for Digital Education (CDE) White Paper

In a recent Center for Digital Education (CDE) survey, 74 percent of responding higher education decision makers said improving student retention and graduation rates is the top goal of their college or institution.1 The ability to retain and promote students not only influences college rankings, reputation and recruitment of top talent, but also impacts the bottom line

This CDE white paper highlights some of the key factors influencing student attrition; discusses Web-based services that support student retention; and provides insight into the technology foundation that allows colleges and universities to reliably, securely and cost-effectively offer these services.