New Infographic Depicts Student Retention Crisis in Higher Education

The retention crisis in higher education is all too real. Nearly half of students who enter college full of promise and ambition are not graduating. As educators, we need to do more to help these students realize their dreams.

Our new infographic takes a hard look at the alarming statistics across higher education.


Student retention is a problem that can’t be ignored. The repercussions will be drastic, negatively impacting the overall mission of our higher education system, costing institutions and students far too much money, and weakening the preparedness of our workforce.

Learn more about the power of data + coaching in our free quick guide which explores best practice retention technology and proactive coaching interventions to help your institution graduate every student you worked so hard to enroll.

Sarah Horn

As the VP of Retention at Helix Education, Sarah brings unique insight into student retention from more than a decade of experience in higher education, nearly all in operations. She has designed, scaled and managed a success coaching program for an online Associate's Degree, and has a tremendous amount of experience aligning and implementing relevant, practical retention strategies that drive results. Previously, she worked for Inside Track as Campus Director, implementing large-scale partnership. Sarah is a graduate of The University of Rochester and earned her Master's degree at John F. Kennedy University.