3THINGS
YOUR STUDENTS NEED TO
SUCCEED
A COLLEGE DEGREE
has never been
so important
over the span of a lifetime
COLLEGE GRADS
will earn an extra
ONE MILLION
DOLLAR$
over HIGH SCHOOL grads
AND THE GAP
is only
GROWING
SO WHY ARE FEWER THAN
1 IN 2COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATING?
to find out, we reviewed
over two dozen
articlesON STUDENT PERSISTENCE
and a clear
PATTERN
EMERGED
THERE ARE
3 thingsEVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO
succeed
NO. 1
PURPOSE
RETENTION RESEARCH
suggests that student commitment
to educational and
CAREER GOALS...
...is perhaps the
STRONGEST FACTOR
associated with student persistence to
DEGREE COMPLETION
—Joe Cuseo, Marymount College
75%OF STUDENTS ENTERING COLLEGE
DON’T KNOWWHAT THEY WANT TO DO WITH
THEIR DEGREE
—Susan H. Frost, Emory University
IT’S
NO WONDER
SO MANY CONSIDER
DROPPINGOUT
AFTER ALL,
THEYDON’TKNOWWHY
they’re in college
IN THE FIRST PLACE
whereas the successful student is
MOTIVATED
to follow-through...
by a
CLEAR
PURPOSE
NO. 2
PATHS
WHEN PLANS REMAIN
UNFORMULATED
over extended periods of time,
students are MORE LIKELY to depart without
completing their ...
even when a student has a goal, it’s
criticalthey know how to achieve it
BECAUSE WITHOUT A PLAN
students tend to
wander aimlessly
it’s no wonder
THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO TAKE
5+ years
TO GRADUATE HAS
DOUBLEDMartin Kramer, New Directions for Higher Ed...
AND IT’S EQUALLY CLEAR THAT STUDENTS
need a pathway to success
IN ORDER TO REACH
THETOP
NO. 3
PEOPLE
students with
“GOOD QUALITY” ADVISORS ARE
40%
LESS LIKELYTO DROP OUT
than those with no advisors
—Barbara S. Metzner, Indi...
EVEN THE MOST
GOAL-ORIENTED,
DRIVEN STUDENTS ARE BOUND TO
RUN INTO CHALLENGESALONG THE WAY
students who feel like part of the
CAMPUS COMMUNITY TEND TO
OVERCOME
those challenges while others do not
—Patrick Terenzi...
WHY?
“because” if you’re supported by a
WEBOF
RELATIONSHIPS
all rooting for you to succeed,
YOU’RE LESS LIKELY TO GIVE UP,
no m...
SO,
THEREYOUHAVEIT
ACHEATSHEET
FOR HOW TO TURN YOUR
institution
INTO A STUDENT OUTCOMES
SUPERSTAR
IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN HOW
LEARNING RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
CAN HELP ENSURE
ALLYOUR STUDENTS HAVE:
NO. 1
PURPOSE
NO. 2
CLEAR
PATHS
NO. 3
AND THE RIGHT
PEOPLETO SUPPORT THEM ALONG THE WAY
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What makes the most successful students rise to the top when so many others fail? To find out, we reviewed more than two dozen articles on student retention and found there were three key things that predicted success. Learn more at fideliseducation.com.

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3 Things Your Students Need to Succeed: A Research Cheat Sheet

  1. 3THINGS YOUR STUDENTS NEED TO SUCCEED
  2. A COLLEGE DEGREE has never been so important
  3. over the span of a lifetime COLLEGE GRADS will earn an extra ONE MILLION DOLLAR$ over HIGH SCHOOL grads
  4. AND THE GAP is only GROWING
  5. SO WHY ARE FEWER THAN 1 IN 2COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATING?
  6. to find out, we reviewed over two dozen articlesON STUDENT PERSISTENCE
  7. and a clear PATTERN EMERGED
  8. THERE ARE 3 thingsEVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO succeed
  9. NO. 1 PURPOSE
  10. RETENTION RESEARCH suggests that student commitment to educational and CAREER GOALS...
  11. ...is perhaps the STRONGEST FACTOR associated with student persistence to DEGREE COMPLETION —Joe Cuseo, Marymount College
  12. 75%OF STUDENTS ENTERING COLLEGE DON’T KNOWWHAT THEY WANT TO DO WITH THEIR DEGREE —Susan H. Frost, Emory University
  13. IT’S NO WONDER SO MANY CONSIDER DROPPINGOUT
  14. AFTER ALL, THEYDON’TKNOWWHY they’re in college IN THE FIRST PLACE
  15. whereas the successful student is MOTIVATED to follow-through...
  16. by a CLEAR PURPOSE
  17. NO. 2 PATHS
  18. WHEN PLANS REMAIN UNFORMULATED over extended periods of time, students are MORE LIKELY to depart without completing their degree programs —Vincent Tinto, Syracuse University
  19. even when a student has a goal, it’s criticalthey know how to achieve it
  20. BECAUSE WITHOUT A PLAN students tend to wander aimlessly
  21. it’s no wonder THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO TAKE 5+ years TO GRADUATE HAS DOUBLEDMartin Kramer, New Directions for Higher Education
  22. AND IT’S EQUALLY CLEAR THAT STUDENTS need a pathway to success IN ORDER TO REACH THETOP
  23. NO. 3 PEOPLE
  24. students with “GOOD QUALITY” ADVISORS ARE 40% LESS LIKELYTO DROP OUT than those with no advisors —Barbara S. Metzner, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
  25. EVEN THE MOST GOAL-ORIENTED, DRIVEN STUDENTS ARE BOUND TO RUN INTO CHALLENGESALONG THE WAY
  26. students who feel like part of the CAMPUS COMMUNITY TEND TO OVERCOME those challenges while others do not —Patrick Terenzini, Penn State University
  27. WHY?
  28. “because” if you’re supported by a WEBOF RELATIONSHIPS all rooting for you to succeed, YOU’RE LESS LIKELY TO GIVE UP, no matter how daunting the odds
  29. SO, THEREYOUHAVEIT
  30. ACHEATSHEET FOR HOW TO TURN YOUR institution INTO A STUDENT OUTCOMES SUPERSTAR
  31. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN HOW LEARNING RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT CAN HELP ENSURE ALLYOUR STUDENTS HAVE:
  32. NO. 1 PURPOSE
  33. NO. 2 CLEAR PATHS
  34. NO. 3 AND THE RIGHT PEOPLETO SUPPORT THEM ALONG THE WAY

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