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Student Success

Note from the editor

Stagnant enrollment, a shift to performance-based funding and the public's concern about the cost of higher education is pushing colleges to focus on ensuring — and showcasing  strong student outcomes. 

Those efforts go beyond improving classroom instruction. They include integrating remedial education with the rest of the curriculum, tailoring support services to the unique needs of online students and adult learners, and offering students tools to manage their mental health. 

This report examines how colleges are implementing those strategies and their effect on student success.

Thanks for reading,

Hallie Busta Senior Editor, Higher Ed

State plans to raise attainment vary

A new report shows states are vying to improve performance based on their unique social, educational and economic structures and workforce needs.

How colleges are changing remedial education

Fueled by research and the imperative to raise graduation rates, some institutions are revising or altogether replacing developmental classes.

As demand for mental health services grows, colleges give students new tools

Streamlined counseling centers, de-stress stations and well-being initiatives are helping serve a broader range of student needs.

Making student services accessible for online learners

As institutions enroll more remote adult students, they are realizing advising, career services and other supports must be available around the clock.

Colleges focus on bringing back stopped-out students

Sagging enrollment and a greater focus on outcomes are pushing colleges to reenroll students instead of replacing them with new recruits.