Why is Retention important?
Retention at Shawnee State is a top priority. University retention, sometimes referred to as persistence, is of increasing importance to our administrators as they work to improve graduate rates and decrease loss of tuition revenue from students who either drop out or transfer to another school.
Transfer rates are very high in the United States with 60% of all bachelor's degrees being awarded to students who began their college at another institution, and Shawnee State is no exception. Retaining students means that the investment in recruitment pays off, Shawnee State doesn't lose the tuition revenue, students achieve their goals, students remain engaged in their classes and involved on campus, and students form social and emotional ties to the university that encourage them to do well academically and become loyal alumni of the University.
If you know a Shawnee State University student struggling with academic or non-academic issues that are impeding their success, consider "Refer a Student." The referral form is simple to complete and is confidential.
- Time is the Enemy (PDF)
- Seven Myths About Student Retention (PDF)
- Promoting a Culture of Student Success (PDF)
- What Works? Research-Based, High-Impact Practices for Promoting Student Success (PDF)
- The Condition of Education 2012 (PDF)
- Graduation Rates as a Measure of College Accountability (PDF)
- One Step from the Finish Line: Higher College Graduation Rates are Within Our Reach (PDF)
- Academic Advisement and Student Retention: Empirical Connections & Systemic Interventions (PDF)
- "Decided," "Undecided," and "In Transition": Implications for Academic Advisement, Career Counseling, & Student Retention (PDF)
- A Taxonomy of Potential Assessment Outcomes (PDF)
- Assessment of Academic Advisors and Academic Advising Programs (PDF)
- Uniform Statewide Standards for Remediation Free Status - HB153 (PDF)
- Major Issues Placing Students "At Risk" for Attrition (PDF)
- A Timeline of Indicators & Strategies for At-Risk Student Prediction, Identification, and Intervention (PDF)
- Commonly-Cited Indicators of Students "At Risk" for Attrition (PDF)
- At-Risk Prediction Instruments, Early-Alert Systems & Exit Interviews (PDF)
- At-Risk Factors Evidence (PDF)
- Instruments Designed to Identify "At-Risk" Students at College Entry (PDF)