Tips for Building a Better First-Year Student Experience


Why are so many first-year students not returning to campus and what can institutions do to retain more learners?

A student’s decision to leave an institution tends to be incredibly personal, which is why student retention can be a tricky problem to solve. Reasons for departure can be anything from financial concerns to feeling poorly prepared, unsupported, or disconnected from the greater college community. But these issues aren’t insurmountable.

If institutions make their first-year programs more supportive and community-oriented, they may be able to improve first-year student retention rates.

Listen to this recording of our blog, Tips for Building a Better First-Year Student Experience, to learn more.

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