RNL Student Success

Maximize student retention and completion with the most comprehensive approach to student success for higher education.

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Increase Student Success and Strengthen Institutional Sustainability


Student success is central to your success

Your institution is only as successful as your students. Completion rates, net revenue, student outcomes, alumni giving, institutional sustainability…student success has a major impact on every substantial measure of campus success.

Student success is critical to enrollment and
fiscal health

Enrollment has flattened for four-year institutions and fallen for two-year institutions in the past five years. Demographic changes have made it almost impossible to “recruit your way out” of the enrollment cliff. To meet your goals for enrollment and net revenue, you must increase student retention and completion.

Student success has more challenges than ever

Diminishing college preparedness…affordability pressures on students and families…more first-generation students who are historically at greater risk…these and many other challenges can undermine student success efforts and cause more students to withdraw from college.

RNL Student Success nurtures and develops students from enrollment through graduation

RNL Student Success is a holistic, 360° approach to college student retention and completion. It’s an encompassing approach that provides comprehensive support at the most critical junctures of a student’s college career, helping students progress and persist so they remain on the path to completion.

  • Identify which students are at risk with predictive analytics that are precisely tuned for your institution.
  • Reveal noncognitive motivational factors for each student to guide your intervention efforts.
  • Assess student satisfaction and priorities to address retention challenges and prioritize efforts that will increase student success.
  • Engage students with targeted outreach—email, texting, calling—to strengthen early interventions and retention efforts.

Why a holistic retention solution is needed now more than ever


of incoming students question whether college is worth the effort*


six-year graduation rate**


of students and administrators said holistic development is important to student success***

5 ways RNL Student Success maximizes student retention and completion

Student Retention Predictor

Predict the likelihood of persistence for each incoming student and identify campuswide risk factors that place students at risk.

Real-Time Attitudinal Data

Receive actionable real-time data on every incoming student through calling campaigns, email, and texting that help advisors, counselors, coaches, and others prioritize outreach.

Retention Management Surveys

Uncover every student’s risks, motivations, and non-cognitive indicators so you can intervene early and connect them to the most appropriate campus resources.

Student Satisfaction and Priorities Assessments

Improve the student experience by benchmarking student satisfaction and pinpointing the most critical areas that need your attention now.


Strategy Consulting for Student Retention and Completion

Partner with our experienced retention consultants to gain strategic insights from the data you have and create data-informed plans that ensure students stay on track to reach their goals.

Talk with our student success experts

Ask for a complimentary consultation and find out how RNL Student Success can help you increase retention, completion, institutional sustainability.

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Make a sound investment in student success to make an impact on net tuition revenue

Retention is one of the safest investments institutions can make. Even minor gains in retention can deliver hundreds of thousands of dollars in net tuition revenue you save over the course of a student’s career. Consider how much that could add up using the latest benchmarks from the RNL Discounting Report.

Annual net tuition revenue at four-year institutions

  • Private: $14,385 per student
  • Public: $8,245 per student

Net tuition revenue gained over the course of a four-year enrollment


1 MORE student graduated
  • Private 4-year: $57,540
  • Public 4-year: $32,980
5 MORE students graduated
  • Private $287,700
  • Public: $164,900
10 MORE students graduated
  • Private: $575,400
  • Public: $329,800

A student success solution for any student

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RNL Student Success can be used with all of your student populations, including:

Traditional undergraduates
Online and adult learners
Graduate students

Why RNL is the leader in student success


students have take RNL retention or satisfaction assessments


colleges and universities have partnered with RNL for student success solutions


increase in 4-year graduate rate for our partner institutions.

Insights and research from RNL’s student success experts

Sources for retention statistics:
*2023 National First-Year Student Motivations Report  **NCES Completing College Report
***State of Student Success and Engagement in Higher Education (Canvas)