"A Third of Your Freshman Disappear: How Can You Keep Them?" (post) outlines "five of the most popular programs and initiatives to improve first-year retention -- some well-established and some relatively new."
- These efforts especially help retain "low-income, first-generation, and minority students."
- Ideally, these efforts should be "campuswide, comprehensive, collaborative, and coordinated."
- "We can’t wipe our hands and say, 'We’ve done orientation, our job is done.'"
A. Common Reasons First-Year Students Drop Out