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Survey of Best Practices in Student Retention, 2015 Edition

  • ID: 3243281
  • January 2015
  • Region: North America
  • 150 Pages
  • Primary Research Group

The study presents data from a survey of 48 North American colleges about their student retention efforts. The study helps its readers to answer questions such as: What are retention rates for different categories of student such as distance learning students, foreign students, graduate students, full time undergraduates and other groups? How important are offices such as financial aid, academic advising and tutoring, among others, perceived to be in the retention effort?

What special efforts are being made to identify at risk students and what measures are being taken? How are retention efforts evaluated? What is the impact of general economic conditions on retention? How much are colleges spending on retention consulting? What role does student employment opportunities play in retention? Data in the study is broken out by college size, type, level of tuition and for public/private status.

Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

- The year on year retention rate of graduate students was a mean 82.31% and a median 86% in a reported range of 60%-98%.

- More than 54% of colleges surveyed said that their college tutoring service had a significant READ MORE >

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The Questionnaire

Participants List

1. Summary of Main Findings

2. Annual Tuition Charged by the Colleges in the Sample

3. Spending on Consulting Services for Retention

4. Spending on Consulting Services for Retention in the Next Year

5. Additional Specialized Spending for Retention-Related Conferences, Webcasts, Research Reports Etc.

6. Student Retention Administrators

7. Retention Rates for Part Time Students

8. Retention Rates for Graduate Students

9. Retention Rates for Law School Students

10. Retention Rates for Distance Learning Program Students

11. Retention Rates for Foreign Students

12. Retention Rates for Student over the Age of 30

13. Retention Success for Specific Groups

14. Impact on Retention of Terms of Student Financial Assistance

15. Impact on Retention of Severity in Grading

16. Impact on Retention of Access to Tutoring Services

17. Impact on Retention of Changes in Institutional Academic Reputation

18. Impact on Retention of Access to Academic and/or Psychological Counselling

19. Impact on Retention of General Economic Conditions

20. Impact on Retention of Involvement in Extra-Curricular Activities

21. Impact on Retention of Quality of Residence Halls and Food Service

22. Policies on Interviewing Students who Transfer or Drop Out

23. Policies on Interviewing Graduate Students who Transfer or Drop Out

24. Importance of Exit Interviews with Non-Graduating Students

25. Maintenance of Records of Student involvement in Extra-Curricular Activities

26. Information Literacy Policy

27. Child Care Services

28. Part-time Employment and Internship Provision

29. Perceived Importance in Retention of Office of Financial Aid

30. Perceived Importance in Retention of Career Services

31. Perceived Importance in Retention of Academic Advising

32. Perceived Importance in Retention of Learning Services

33. Perceived Importance in Retention of Peer Mentoring

34. Perceived Importance in Retention of Child Care Services

35. Perceived Importance in Retention of Information Technology

36. Intervention to Reach High Risk Students

37. Efforts to Help High Risk Students

38. Recently Developed or Revamped Efforts to Reach Students at Risk

39. Amount Spent in the Past Year on Tutoring

40. Planned Spending for Tutoring in the Next Year

41. Attitudes on Impact of Tutoring on Retention

42. Placement of Student Advisory Centers in Residence Halls

43. Use of Consultants for Academic Advising

44. Academic Advising Unit Budget

45. Trends in Financial Aid over the Past Two Years

46. Tuition Levels and the Financial Situation

47. Successful Retention-Related Employee Training Strategies

48. Retention Rates for First Year Students

49. Dropping Out for Economic Reasons

50. Retention Rate Projection

51. Retention in Adult Education Compared to Norms

52. Retention in Distance Education Programs Compared to Norms

53. Retention in Overseas Campus Programs Compared to Norms

54. Special Measures Take to Increase Student Retention in Distance Learning or Adult Education

Introductory Information

Table 1.1 The approximate annual tuition (the sticker price in $ prior to any aid or deductions) cost for attending the college
Table 1.2 The approximate annual tuition (the sticker price in $ prior to any aid or deductions) cost for attending the college Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 1.3 The approximate annual tuition (the sticker price in $ prior to any aid or deductions) cost for the college Broken out by Enrollment
Table 1.4 The approximate annual tuition (the sticker price in $ prior to any aid or deductions) cost for attending the college Broken out by Type of college
Table 1.5 The approximate annual tuition (the sticker price in $ prior to any aid or deductions) cost for attending the college Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)

CHAPTER 2 - Spending on student retention & retention rates

Table 2.1 How much did the college spend on consulting services to aid in student retention in the past year? (exclude spending on conference which we ask about separately) (in $)
Table 2.2 How much did the college spend on consulting services to aid in student retention in the past year? (exclude spending on conference which we ask about separately) Broken out by Public or private status of the college (in $)
Table 2.3 How much did the college spend on consulting services to aid in student retention in the past year? (exclude spending on conference which we ask about separately) Broken out by Enrollment (in $)
Table 2.4 How much did the college spend on consulting services to aid in student retention in the past year? (exclude spending on conference which we ask about separately) Broken out by Type of college (in $)
Table 2.5 How much did the college spend (in $) on consulting services to aid in student retention in the past year? (exclude spending on conference which we ask about separately) Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 3.1 How much do you expect that the college will spend on consulting services to aid in student retention in the next year? (exclude spending on conference which we ask about separately) (in $)
Table 3.2 How much do you expect that the college will spend on consulting services to aid in student retention in the next year? (exclude spending on conference which we ask about separately) Broken out by Public or private status of the college (in $)
Table 3.3 How much do you expect that the college will spend on consulting services to aid in student retention in the next year? (exclude spending on conference which we ask about separately) Broken out by Enrollment (in $)
Table 3.4 How much do you expect that the college will spend on consulting services to aid in student retention in the next year? (exclude spending on conference which we ask about separately) Broken out by Type of college (in $)
Table 3.5 How much do you expect that the college will spend (in $) on consulting services to aid in student retention in the next year? (exclude spending on conference which we ask about separately) Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 4.1 Approximately how much did the college spend on conferences, webcasts, research reports and other specialized publications about student retention in the past year? (in $)
Table 4.2 Approximately how much did the college spend on conferences, webcasts, research reports and other specialized publications about student retention in the past year? Broken out by Public or private status of the college (in $)
Table 4.3 Approximately how much did the college spend on conferences, webcasts, research reports and other specialized publications about student retention in the past year? Broken out by Enrollment (in $)
Table 4.4 Approximately how much did the college spend on conferences, webcasts, research reports and other specialized publications about student retention in the past year? Broken out by Type of college (in $)
Table 4.5 Approximately how much did the college spend (in $) on conferences, webcasts, research reports and other specialized publications about student retention in the past year? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 5.1 Does the college have a dean or other high level administrator whose primary responsibility is to maintain or increase student retention?
Table 5.2 Does the college have a dean or other high level administrator whose primary responsibility is to maintain or increase student retention? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 5.3 Does the college have a dean or other high level administrator whose primary responsibility is to maintain or increase student retention? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 5.4 Does the college have a dean or other high level administrator whose primary responsibility is to maintain or increase student retention? Broken out by Type of college
Table 5.5 Does the college have a dean or other high level administrator whose primary responsibility is to maintain or increase student retention? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 6.1 What was the college's fall to fall retention rate for part time students from fall 2013 to fall 2014?
Table 6.2 What was the college's fall to fall retention rate for part time students from fall 2013 to fall 2014? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 6.3 What was the college's fall to fall retention rate for part time students from fall 2013 to fall 2014? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 6.4 What was the college's fall to fall retention rate for part time students from fall 2013 to fall 2014? Broken out by Type of college
Table 6.5 What was the college's fall to fall retention rate for part time students from fall 2013 to fall 2014? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 7 What was the retention rate for the following specific kinds of student
Table 7.1.1 What was the retention rate for Graduate Students?
Table 7.1.2 What was the retention rate for Graduate Students? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 7.1.3 What was the retention rate for Graduate Students? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 7.1.4 What was the retention rate for Graduate Students? Broken out by Type of college
Table 7.1.5 What was the retention rate for Graduate Students? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 7.2.1 What was the retention rate for Law School Students?
Table 7.2.2 What was the retention rate for Law School Students? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 7.2.3 What was the retention rate for Law School Students? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 7.2.4 What was the retention rate for Law School Students? Broken out by Type of college
Table 7.2.5 What was the retention rate for Law School Students? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 7.3.1 What was the retention rate for Distance Learning/Hybrid Learning Students?
Table 7.3.2 What was the retention rate for Distance Learning/Hybrid Learning Students? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 7.3.3 What was the retention rate for Distance Learning/Hybrid Learning Students? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 7.3.4 What was the retention rate for Distance Learning/Hybrid Learning Students? Broken out by Type of college
Table 7.3.5 What was the retention rate for Distance Learning/Hybrid Learning Students? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 1.4.1 What was the retention rate for Foreign Students?
Table 1.4.2 What was the retention rate for Foreign Students? Broken out by Public or private status of the college:6
Table 1.4.3 What was the retention rate for Foreign Students? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 1.4.4 What was the retention rate for Foreign Students? Broken out by Type of college
Table 1.4.5 What was the retention rate for Foreign Students? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 7.5.1 What was the retention rate for Adult students over age 30?
Table 7.5.2 What was the retention rate for Adult students over age 30? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 7.5.3 What was the retention rate for Adult students over age 30? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 7.5.4 What was the retention rate for Adult students over age 30? Broken out by Type of college
Table 7.5.5 What was the retention rate for Adult students over age 30? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
If you have had particular success in increasing retention rates for any specific group defined by any criteria -- race, SAT level, academic major, geographic origin, or any other criteria - explain how you achieved this success.

CHAPTER 3 Perception of Critical Factors in Retention

Table 8 Using a scale of 1-4, rank the impact of the following on student retention:
Table 8.1.1 Impact of Terms of student financial assistance on student retention
Table 8.1.2 Impact of Terms of student financial assistance on student retention Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 8.1.3 Impact of Terms of student financial assistance on student retention Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.1.4 Impact of Terms of student financial assistance on student retention Broken out by Type of college
Table 8.1.5 Impact of Terms of student financial assistance on student retention Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 8.2.1 Impact of Severity in Grading on student retention
Table 8.2.2 Impact of Severity in Grading on student retention Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 8.2.3 Impact of Severity in Grading on student retention Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.2.4 Impact of Severity in Grading on student retention Broken out by Type of college
Table 8.2.5 Impact of Severity in Grading on student retention Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 8.3.1 Impact of Access to tutoring services on student retention
Table 8.3.2 Impact of Access to tutoring services on student retention Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 8.3.3 Impact of Access to tutoring services on student retention Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.3.4 Impact of Access to tutoring services on student retention Broken out by Type of college
Table 8.3.5 Impact of Access to tutoring services on student retention Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 8.4.1 Impact of Changes in the Academic Reputation of the College on student retention
Table 8.4.2 Impact of Changes in the Academic Reputation of the College on student retention Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 8.4.3 Impact of Changes in the Academic Reputation of the College on student retention Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.4.4 Impact of Changes in the Academic Reputation of the College on student retention Broken out by Type of college
Table 8.4.5 Impact of Changes in the Academic Reputation of the College on student retention Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 8.5.1 Impact of Access to Academic and/or psychological counseling services on student retention
Table 8.5.2 Impact of Access to Academic and/or psychological counseling services on student retention Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 8.5.3 Impact of Access to Academic and/or psychological counseling services on student retention Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.5.4 Impact of Access to Academic and/or psychological counseling services on student retention Broken out by Type of college
Table 8.5.5 Impact of Access to Academic and/or psychological counseling services on student retention Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 8.6.1 Impact of General economic conditions on student retention
Table 8.6.2 Impact of General economic conditions on student retention Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 8.6.3 Impact of General economic conditions on student retention Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.6.4 Impact of General economic conditions on student retention Broken out by Type of college
Table 8.6.5 Impact of General economic conditions on student retention Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 8.7.1 Impact of Involvement in extracurricular activities on student retention
Table 8.7.2 Impact of Involvement in extracurricular activities on student retention Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 8.7.3 Impact of Involvement in extracurricular activities on student retention Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.7.4 Impact of Involvement in extracurricular activities on student retention Broken out by Type of college
Table 8.7.5 Impact of Involvement in extracurricular activities on student retention Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 8.8.1 Impact of Quality of residence halls and food service on student retention
Table 8.8.2 Impact of Quality of residence halls and food service on student retention Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 8.8.3 Impact of Quality of residence halls and food service on student retention Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.8.4 Impact of Quality of residence halls and food service on student retention Broken out by Type of college
Table 8.8.5 Impact of Quality of residence halls and food service on student retention Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)

CHAPTER 4 Student Exit Interviews

Table 9.1 Approximately what percentage of students who decide to transfer out of or drop out of the college prior to graduation are interviewed by college management to find out their feelings about their experience at the college?
Table 9.2 Approximately what percentage of students who decide to transfer out of or drop out of the college prior to graduation are interviewed by college management to find out their feelings about their experience at the college? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 9.3 Approximately what percentage of students who decide to transfer out of or drop out of the college prior to graduation are interviewed by college management to find out their feelings about their experience at the college? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 9.4 Approximately what percentage of students who decide to transfer out of or drop out of the college prior to graduation are interviewed by college management to find out their feelings about their experience at the college? Broken out by Type of college
Table 9.5 Approximately what percentage of students who decide to transfer out of or drop out of the college prior to graduation are interviewed by college management to find out their feelings about their experience at the college? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 10.1 Approximately what percentage of students who graduate the college are interviewed by college management to find out their feelings about their experience at the college?
Table 10.2 Approximately what percentage of students who graduate the college are interviewed by college management to find out their feelings about their experience at the college? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 10.3 Approximately what percentage of students who graduate the college are interviewed by college management to find out their feelings about their experience at the college? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 10.4 Approximately what percentage of students who graduate the college are interviewed by college management to find out their feelings about their experience at the college? Broken out by Type of college
Table 10.5 Approximately what percentage of students who graduate the college are interviewed by college management to find out their feelings about their experience at the college? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 11 How important have exit interviews been in developing and implementing your retention strategy?
Table 11.1.1 How important have Exit interviews with Departing Students who did not graduate been for your retention strategy?
Table 11.1.2 How important have Exit interviews with Departing Students who did not graduate been for your retention strategy? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 11.1.3 How important have Exit interviews with Departing Students who did not graduate been for your retention strategy? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 11.1.4 How important have Exit interviews with Departing Students who did not graduate been for your retention strategy? Broken out by Type of college
Table 11.1.5 How important have Exit interviews with Departing Students who did not graduate been for your retention strategy? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 11.2.1 How important have been Exit interviews with Graduating Students for your retention strategy?
Table 11.2.2 How important have been Exit interviews with Graduating Students for your retention strategy? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 11.2.3 How important have been Exit interviews with Graduating Students for your retention strategy? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 11.2.4 How important have been Exit interviews with Graduating Students for your retention strategy? Broken out by Type of college
Table 11.2.5 How important have been Exit interviews with Graduating Students for your retention strategy? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)

CHAPTER 5 Maximizing Student Participation in College Life

Table 12.1 Does the college maintain any records that enable it to pinpoint students who are not engaged in any or very few extra-curricular activities?
Table 12.2 Does the college maintain any records that enable it to pinpoint students who are not engaged in any or very few extra-curricular activities? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 12.3 Does the college maintain any records that enable it to pinpoint students who are not engaged in any or very few extra-curricular activities? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 12.4 Does the college maintain any records that enable it to pinpoint students who are not engaged in any or very few extra-curricular activities? Broken out by Type of college
Table 12.5 Does the college maintain any records that enable it to pinpoint students who are not engaged in any or very few extra-curricular activities? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 13.1 Your college's information literacy policy is best approximated by which statement?
Table 13.2 Your college's information literacy policy is best approximated by which statement? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 13.3 Your college's information literacy policy is best approximated by which statement? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 13.4 Your college's information literacy policy is best approximated by which statement? Broken out by Type of college
Table 13.5 Your college's information literacy policy is best approximated by which statement: Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)

CHAPTER 7 Student Services

Table 14.1 Does the college offer child care services for students with children?
Table 14.2 Does the college offer child care services for students with children? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 14.3 Does the college offer child care services for students with children? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 14.4 Does the college offer child care services for students with children? Broken out by Type of college
Table 14.5 Does the college offer child care services for students with children? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
How important do you consider part time employment for students and the provision of quality internships to be as a factor in student retention and have you made efforts to evaluate or improve these services at your college?
Table 15 On a scale of 1-5 with "1" as very important and "5" as unimportant, how critical are the following student services for success in retention.
Table 15.1.1 How important is the Office of Financial Aid in your retention efforts?
Table 15.1.2 How important is the Office of Financial Aid in your retention efforts? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 15.1.3 How important is the Office of Financial Aid in your retention efforts? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 15.1.4 How important is the Office of Financial Aid in your retention efforts? Broken out by Type of college
Table 15.1.5 How important is the Office of Financial Aid in your retention efforts? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 15.2.1 How important is Career Services in your retention efforts?
Table 15.2.2 How important is Career Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 15.2.3 How important is Career Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 15.2.4 How important is Career Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Type of college
Table 15.2.5 How important is Career Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 15.3.1 How important is Academic Advising in your retention efforts?
Table 15.3.2 How important is Academic Advising in your retention efforts? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 15.3.3 How important is Academic Advising in your retention efforts? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 15.3.4 How important is Academic Advising in your retention efforts? Broken out by Type of college
Table 15.3.5 How important is Academic Advising in your retention efforts? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 15.4.1 How important is Learning Services/Tutoring Services in your retention efforts?
Table 15.4.2 How important is Learning Services/Tutoring Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 15.4.3 How important is Learning Services/Tutoring Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 15.4.4 How important is Learning Services/Tutoring Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Type of college
Table 15.4.5 How important is Learning Services/Tutoring Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 15.5.1 How important is Peer Mentoring in your retention efforts?1
Table 15.5.2 How important is Peer Mentoring in your retention efforts? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 15.5.3 How important is Peer Mentoring in your retention efforts? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 15.5.4 How important is Peer Mentoring in your retention efforts? Broken out by Type of college
Table 15.5.5 How important is Peer Mentoring in your retention efforts? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 15.6.1 How important is Child Care Services in your retention efforts?
Table 15.6.2 How important is Child Care Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 15.6.3 How important is Child Care Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 15.6.4 How important is Child Care Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Type of college
Table 15.6.5 How important is Child Care Services in your retention efforts? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 15.7.1 How important is Information Technology in your retention efforts?
Table 15.7.2 How important is Information Technology in your retention efforts? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 15.7.3 How important is Information Technology in your retention efforts? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 15.7.4 How important is Information Technology in your retention efforts? Broken out by Type of college
Table 15.7.5 How important is Information Technology in your retention efforts? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)

CHAPTER 8 Identifying the High Risk Student

Table 16.1 Does the college identify high risk students and then intervene at certain thresh-holds such as number of classes or assignments missed, or low grade point averages?
Table 16.2 Does the college identify high risk students and then intervene at certain thresh-holds such as number of classes or assignments missed, or low grade point averages? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 16.3 Does the college identify high risk students and then intervene at certain thresh-holds such as number of classes or assignments missed, or low grade point averages? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 16.4 Does the college identify high risk students and then intervene at certain thresh-holds such as number of classes or assignments missed, or low grade point averages? Broken out by Type of college
Table 16.5 Does the college identify high risk students and then intervene at certain thresh-holds such as number of classes or assignments missed, or low grade point averages? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 17.1 Which phrase best describes your view of your college's efforts to reach out to and help students at high risk for dropping out?
Table 17.2 Which phrase best describes your view of your college's efforts to reach out to and help students at high risk for dropping out? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 17.3 Which phrase best describes your view of your college's efforts to reach out to and help students at high risk for dropping out? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 17.4 Which phrase best describes your view of your college's efforts to reach out to and help students at high risk for dropping out? Broken out by Type of college
Table 17.5 Which phrase best describes your view of your college's efforts to reach out to and help students at high risk for dropping out? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
How has your college in recent years developed or revamped its efforts to identify and reach students at risk of transferring or dropping out?

CHAPTER 9 Tutoring

How much did the college spend on tutoring for all students in the past year?
How much will the college spend next year on tutoring for all students?
Table 18.1 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the impact that the college tutoring program has had on student retention?
Table 18.2 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the impact that the college tutoring program has had on student retention? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 18.3 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the impact that the college tutoring program has had on student retention? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 18.4 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the impact that the college tutoring program has had on student retention? Broken out by Type of college
Table 18.5 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the impact that the college tutoring program has had on student retention? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)

CHAPTER 10 Student Advising and Counseling

Table 19.1 Does the college have student advisory centers located in residence halls?
Table 19.2 Does the college have student advisory centers located in residence halls? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 19.3 Does the college have student advisory centers located in residence halls? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 19.4 Does the college have student advisory centers located in residence halls? Broken out by Type of college
Table 19.5 Does the college have student advisory centers located in residence halls? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 20.1 To the best of your knowledge, has the college ever hired a consultant to review or advise on the college's academic advising services?
Table 20.2 To the best of your knowledge, has the college ever hired a consultant to review or advise on the college's academic advising services? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 20.3 To the best of your knowledge, has the college ever hired a consultant to review or advise on the college's academic advising services? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 20.4 To the best of your knowledge, has the college ever hired a consultant to review or advise on the college's academic advising services? Broken out by Type of college
Table 20.5 To the best of your knowledge, has the college ever hired a consultant to review or advise on the college's academic advising services? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
What is the total annual budget, including spending for salaries, of the college's academic advising unit?

CHAPTER 11 Financial Aid & Student Employment

Table 21.1 Over the past two years the college's financial aid has become more or less generous?
Table 21.2 Over the past two years the college's financial aid has become more or less generous? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 21.3 Over the past two years the college's financial aid has become more or less generous? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 21.4 Over the past two years the college's financial aid has become more or less generous? Broken out by Type of college
Table 21.5 Over the past two years the college's financial aid has become more or less generous? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 22.1 My personal feeling about tuition levels and the financial situation of our student body is that:
Table 22.2 My personal feeling about tuition levels and the financial situation of our student body is that: Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 22.3 My personal feeling about tuition levels and the financial situation of our student body is that: Broken out by Enrollment
Table 22.4 My personal feeling about tuition levels and the financial situation of our student body is that: Broken out by Type of college
Table 22.5 My personal feeling about tuition levels and the financial situation of our student body is that: Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)

CHAPTER 12 Training a Retention-Minded Staff

If your college has had some success in training the college staff and instructors in retention issues, briefly explain what you have done so that your peers might benefit from using similar strategies.

CHAPTER 13 Retention Rate Trends

Table 23.1 The college's retention rate for first year students entering the second year has increased, decreased or remained the same over the past two years?
Table 23.2 The college's retention rate for first year students entering the second year has increased, decreased or remained the same over the past two years? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 23.3 The college's retention rate for first year students entering the second year has increased, decreased or remained the same over the past two years? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 23.4 The college's retention rate for first year students entering the second year has increased, decreased or remained the same over the past two years? Broken out by Type of college
Table 23.5 The college's retention rate for first year students entering the second year has increased, decreased or remained the same over the past two years? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 24.1 About what percentage of students who drop out do you believe do so primarily for economic reasons?
Table 24.2 About what percentage of students who drop out do you believe do so primarily for economic reasons? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 24.3 About what percentage of students who drop out do you believe do so primarily for economic reasons? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 24.4 About what percentage of students who drop out do you believe do so primarily for economic reasons? Broken out by Type of college
Table 24.5 About what percentage of students who drop out do you believe do so primarily for economic reasons? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 25.1 Over the next few years your best honest estimate is that your college’s retention rates will increase, decrease or remain the same?
Table 25.2 Over the next few years your best honest estimate is that your college’s retention rates will increase, decrease or remain the same? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 25.3 Over the next few years your best honest estimate is that your college’s retention rates will increase, decrease or remain the same? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 25.4 Over the next few years your best honest estimate is that your college’s retention rates will increase, decrease or remain the same? Broken out by Type of college
Table 25.5 Over the next few years your best honest estimate is that your college’s retention rates will increase, decrease or remain the same? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)

CHAPTER 14 Retention in Distance Learning and Adult Education

Table 26 If your college has any of the following types of programs rank their retention rates relative to your main college program
Table 26.1.1 How do retention rates in your Adult Education Program compare to those in you main college program?
Table 26.1.2 How do retention rates in your Adult Education Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 26.1.3 How do retention rates in your Adult Education Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 26.1.4 How do retention rates in your Adult Education Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Type of college
Table 26.1.5 How do retention rates in your Adult Education Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 26.2.1 How do retention rates in Distance Education Program compare to those in you main college program?
Table 26.2.2 How do retention rates in Distance Education Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 26.2.3 How do retention rates in Distance Education Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 26.2.4 How do retention rates in Distance Education Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Type of college
Table 26.2.5 How do retention rates in Distance Education Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)
Table 26.3.1 How do retention rates in Overseas Campus Program compare to those in you main college program?
Table 26.3.2 How do retention rates in Overseas Campus Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Public or private status of the college
Table 26.3.3 How do retention rates in Overseas Campus Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 26.3.4 How do retention rates in Overseas Campus Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Type of college
Table 26.3.5 How do retention rates in Overseas Campus Program compare to those in you main college program? Broken out by Annual Tuition ($)

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