ERIC Number: ED510290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Reference Count: 10
Promoting a Culture of Student Success: How Colleges and Universities Are Improving Degree Completion
Bradley, A. Paul, Jr.; Blanco, Cheryl D.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Fewer than one-third of degree-seeking, full-time freshmen in the nation's public four-year institutions graduate in four years. To help raise this rate, SREB examined many strategies that public institutions are using to help more students earn bachelor's degrees, with particular attention to students in regional colleges and universities who often face academic and/or economic disadvantages. This report summarizes 15 institutions' successful approaches to improving graduation rates, provides specific strategies that campus leaders can use and profiles each of the 15 institutions. The purpose of this report is twofold: to emphasize that institutions can increase degree completion and to give institutions and policy-makers recommendations for promoting greater student success. This report also adds to existing evidence of how institutions can help more students graduate.
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Student Improvement, Public Colleges, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Public Officials, Educational Strategies, School Holding Power, Student Needs, College Students
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.sreb.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; Kentucky; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Pennsylvania; Texas