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Chiyaka, Edward T.; Sithole, Alec; Manyanga, Fidelis; McCarthy, Peter; Bucklein, Brian K. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
Online course delivery continues to grow as a viable means of providing increased educational access to more students, but low student retention rates remain a major challenge. In this study, key institutional characteristics that influence student retention in postsecondary education are analyzed. These are student-faculty ratio, graduation rate,…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, School Holding Power, Postsecondary Education, Electronic Learning
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
Since its establishment in the 1860s, Washington's higher education system has evolved rapidly to meet a myriad of state needs in fields as diverse as agriculture, bioscience, chemistry, environmental sciences, engineering, medicine, law, business, computer science, and architecture. Today, higher education, like other vital state functions, faces…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Technical Institutes, Private Colleges
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2010
This report, issued by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, reports on trends in higher education for the year 2010. Six goals are presented, each with indicators. Each indicator is broken down into the following subsections: About This Indicator; Highlights; and In the Future. Most indicators also include statistical tables and figures…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Trends
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2010
First published in 2002, "Key Facts about Higher Education in Washington" provides valuable information on the ways higher education serves the state and its people. The most current data and information available is presented throughout this report to highlight the "Key Facts" about Washington's postsecondary institutions,…
Descriptors: State Aid, Delivery Systems, Student Characteristics, Outcomes of Education
Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2009
Now in its third year, "Minnesota Measures" provides policymakers and educators with a statewide look at higher education effectiveness in the context of broad state objectives and national and international performance comparisons. Findings are reported across five goals: (1) Improve success of all students, particularly students from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Online Courses, Educational Improvement