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Higher Education Student Retention and Achievement Infographic

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With a shrinking candidate pool, colleges and universities are feeling the heat. Recruiting the right students and keeping them on a path to a bachelor’s degree is easier said than done these days. From recruitment to responding to current tech requirements, keeping students engaged and focused until graduation is a campus-wide effort.

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Higher Education Student Retention and Achievement Infographic

  1. 1. From orientation to graduation: 9 factors that drive student engagement With a shrinking candidate pool, colleges and universities are feeling the heat. Recruiting the right students and keeping them on a path to a bachelor’s degree is easier said than done these days. From recruitment to responding to current tech requirements, keeping students engaged and focused until graduation is a campus-wide effort. So how do you keep students on a path to success? Data analytics, workflow automation, Managed Print Services and Centralized Print Services—these are all Xerox solutions that can work across your campus to improve student retention and engagement and increase cost savings­—cost savings that can be reinvested to achieve your academic mission and goals. By delivering high-quality education, you can keep students moving along from orientation to graduation. To learn more, visit xerox.com. State appropriations have fallen 11 percent since 2008, causing tuition rates to increase, and students are graduating with more loans than ever before.9 By 2017, 100 percent of U.S. college students will be using smartphones or tablets.4 of admissions leaders said they are concerned with meeting enrollment targets.3 of students said personalized attention prior to enrollment was a factor in college choice.1 of first-year college students are not ready for postsecondary studies.2 The average cost of tuition at a private, nonprofit, four-year institution is $31,231 per year. That’s $124,924 at the end of four years.8 of first full-time students who began at a four-year institution completed their degree within six years at the same institution.7 The average student owns 6.9 technical devices.5of students who enrolled in college in 2013 returned to the same institution in 2014.6 1. “National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report.” Noel-Levitz. 2012. 2. “Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readiness Through Coherent State Policy.” The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. 2010. 3. Inside Higher Ed, 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors. 4. Dignard, Sebastien. “Big Data and High Tech Attract and Keep More Students.” Forbes Brand Voice. 2013. 5. re:Fuel, 2013 College Explorer Study. 6. National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, First-Year Persistence and Retention Rates by Starting Enrollment Intensity: 2009-2012. 7. “Fast Facts: Graduation Rates.” National Center for Education Statistics. 8. “Average Published Undergraduate Charges by Sector, 2014-15.” College Board. 9. Luzer, Daniel. “State Funding Bounces Back?” Washington Monthly. 2013. ©2015 Xerox Corporation. All rights reserved. Xerox® and Xerox and Design® are trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. BR14307

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