Student retention consulting has become the fastest growing part of our business, given the critical concern with keeping the students one has already enrolled.
We can help you identify and develop profiles of students who are most likely to leave your school and then recommend intervention strategies to reduce student attrition.
In support of retention reviews, we compare your current student success initiatives to best industry practices. In addition, we use trend analysis and predictive modeling to pinpoint at-risk students and understand what institutional policies or procedures may in fact be contributing to attrition.
The “deliverable” is a set of recommendations designed to address your unique challenges and help you retain students who already enrolled at your institution.
Programs and processes typically included in our reviews:
- early warning systems and how follow up is generated
- financial aid renewal policies
- community building programs
- first year experience courses
- student satisfaction surveys
- academic advising and support systems
- student life programs.
Check out our recent blog post, Retention Benchmarking Using Free Online Tools, by S&K's Kathy Kurz.
You may also download a recent presentation our consultants made at the June 2010 NACCAP conference: The Bottom Line on Student Retention: Data-Driven Approaches that Work.