Student Retention and College CompletionWhite papers, trend reports, and other resources from Ruffalo Noel Levitz
National Freshman Motivation to Complete College Reports
This 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: 2016 Motivation of Adult Learners for Completing a College Degree Report
- See all the student motivation reports
National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Reports
These annual reports reveal the satisfaction and priorities of traditional undergraduate students, adult (nontraditional) students, online learners, campus personnel, and parents of current college students.
Retention Benchmark Poll Reports for Higher Education
The 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: 2015 Student Retention and College Completion Benchmarks Report
- See all the Higher Education Benchmark Poll Reports
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.