Student Completion Rates Rise to 58%

Higher ed’s focus on student retention may be working.

Reported by Education Dive, student completion rates at 2- and 4-year colleges are at 58.3%, 1.5 percent higher than the prior year’s cohort.

And while fewer than half of black and Hispanic students are still completing within six years, their respective completion rates did grow faster than average.

The takeaway? Our industry’s hyper-focus on student student retention may be working. So how can we continue to coach students, make their degree path crystal clear, and help them solve their financing plans?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.