Student Retention and College Completion

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National Freshman Motivation to Complete College Reports

2017 College Freshman Motivation to Complete College ReportThis annual report examines the attitudes and motivations of incoming, first-year college students, along with addendums by race/ethnicity, students from two-year colleges, and adult (nontraditional) student groups.

Current: 2017 National Freshman Motivation to Complete College Report (plus the Addendum by Race/Ethnicity)

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National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Reports

2016 National Online Learners ReportThese annual reports reveal the satisfaction and priorities of traditional undergraduate students, adult (nontraditional) students, online learners, campus personnel, and parents of current college students.

Current: 2015-16 National Online Learners Report

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Retention Benchmark Poll Reports for Higher Education

2017 Effective Practices for Student Success, Retention, and CompletionThe Ruffalo Noel Levitz Higher Education Benchmark Report Series surveys institutions about their current enrollment practices, data on prospective and current students, and other key areas, including student retention.

Current: 2017 Report: Effective Practices for Student Success, Retention, and Completion

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Retention Excellence Awards

This program honors the retention achievements of postsecondary institutions throughout North America. Read the summaries of winning programs and see how to apply.

All available papers and reports on student retention

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