Too often, students start their online higher education program with high hopes, but then find that external factors–job, school, or family–hinder their progress. Adapting strategies from the traditional model of higher education can increase student retention and student success, ultimately boosting graduation rates.
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When establishing a recruitment strategy for your online degree programs, understanding what nontraditional students are looking for in a degree program is essential to garnering high enrollment numbers.
Industry experts estimate that nearly 40 percent of today's collegiate student body is, in fact, made up of nontraditional students. While not all those students choose to enroll in online education to meet their collegiate...more
It isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t uncommon for individuals to enroll in college much later in life. Many choose to forgo the traditional collegiate route that students often take immediately after graduating from high school and instead enter the...more
Nontraditional students are flocking to the online education market at a rapid pace to earn a college degree because of its accessibility and convenience. However, they often encounter many unforeseen obstacles that can prevent them...more
Online education is ideal for busy working professionals. The alternative learning platform delivers a quality education straight to their fingertips and puts them in control of their educational experience. Professionals can often complete courses at...more
Online education is becoming the go-to method for more and more adult learners looking to advance their careers by garnering enhanced qualifications and knowledge base. These adult learners want accelerated degree programs that position them...more
Building a successful online degree program requires focused attention toward both the recruitment of new students and retention of current students. Many colleges tend to ignore the latter half of this formula in favor of...more
In May 2009, Noel-Levitz surveyed 168 four-year private institutions about their programs and methodologies for retaining online students. In May 2011, Noel-Levitz repeated the survey, asking 130 four-year private institutions about their online retention practices....more
In 2009, the College Board Advocacy published a survey, the College Board Study on Student Retention, which asked 275 institutions about their student retention practices. The survey aimed to provide benchmarks to colleges and universities...more
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