Higher Education Consultants

Student Retention and College Completion

White papers, trend reports, and other resources from Ruffalo Noel Levitz

National Freshman Attitudes Reports

These annual reports examine 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.

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.

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.

Papers and reports on student retention

Resource Name Type
2015 Student Retention and College Completion Practices Benchmark Report2015 Student Retention and College Completion Practices Benchmark Report Research Reports 
Navigating the Student Engagement StreamNavigating the Student Engagement Stream  
2015 Report: Attitudes of Second-Year College Students That Influence Completion2015 Report: Attitudes of Second-Year College Students That Influence Completion Research Reports 
2015 National Freshman Attitudes Report2015 National Freshman Attitudes Report Research Reports 
2014-15 National Adult Student Priorities Report2014-15 National Adult Student Priorities Report Research Reports 
2015 Student Retention Indicators Benchmark Report2015 Student Retention Indicators Benchmark Report Research Reports 
Predicting Student Retention at Community CollegesPredicting Student Retention at Community Colleges Research Reports 
2014-15 National Online Learners Priorities Report2014-15 National Online Learners Priorities Report Research Reports 
Fall 2014 New Student Enrollment and Retention Outcomes ReportFall 2014 New Student Enrollment and Retention Outcomes Report Research Reports 
2014 National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report2014 National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report Research Reports 
2014 National Research Report: The Relationship of Student Satisfaction to Key Indicators for Colleges and Universities2014 National Research Report: The Relationship of Student Satisfaction to Key Indicators for Colleges and Universities Research Reports 
2014 Report: Changes in Freshman Attitudes Following a Semester of Classes and Interventions  2014 Report: Changes in Freshman Attitudes Following a Semester of Classes and Interventions Research Reports 
2014 National Freshman Attitudes Report2014 National Freshman Attitudes Report Research Reports 
White Paper: The Earth-Shaking But Quiet Revolution in Retention ManagementWhite Paper: The Earth-Shaking But Quiet Revolution in Retention Management White Papers 
2013 Report: Online Student Readiness and Satisfaction Within Subpopulations2013 Report: Online Student Readiness and Satisfaction Within Subpopulations Research Reports 
2013 Student Retention and College Completion Practices Report2013 Student Retention and College Completion Practices Report Research Reports 
2013 Report: The Attitudes of Second-Year College Students2013 Report: The Attitudes of Second-Year College Students Research Reports 
2013 Report: The Attitudes and Motivations of College Transfer Students2013 Report: The Attitudes and Motivations of College Transfer Students Research Reports 
2013 Freshman Attitudes Report for Two-Year Colleges2013 Freshman Attitudes Report for Two-Year Colleges Research Reports 
2013 National Freshman Attitudes Report2013 National Freshman Attitudes Report Research Reports 
2013 Student Retention Indicators Benchmark Report2013 Student Retention Indicators Benchmark Report Research Reports 
Fall 2012 New Student Enrollment and Retention OutcomesFall 2012 New Student Enrollment and Retention Outcomes Research Reports 
2012 Report: The Attitudes and Needs of Freshmen at Mid-Year 2012 Report: The Attitudes and Needs of Freshmen at Mid-Year Research Reports 
Student Satisfaction Research on Career and For-Profit CollegesStudent Satisfaction Research on Career and For-Profit Colleges Research Reports 
How Students Rate the Quality Service Climate on CampusHow Students Rate the Quality Service Climate on Campus Research Reports 
2012 National Parent Satisfaction and Priorities Report2012 National Parent Satisfaction and Priorities Report Research Reports 
2012 National Freshman Attitudes Report2012 National Freshman Attitudes Report Research Reports 
Targeting Financial Aid for Improved Retention OutcomesTargeting Financial Aid for Improved Retention Outcomes Research Reports 
National Student Satisfaction and Priorities 15-Year Trend ReportsNational Student Satisfaction and Priorities 15-Year Trend Reports Research Reports 
Assessing Student Motivation at Mid-YearAssessing Student Motivation at Mid-Year Research Reports 
Enhancing Student Success by Treating Student Jobs as Real JobsEnhancing Student Success by Treating Student Jobs as Real Jobs White Papers 
Linking Student Satisfaction and RetentionLinking Student Satisfaction and Retention Research Reports 
A New Way to Measure Student SuccessA New Way to Measure Student Success White Papers 
Recruiting and Retaining International StudentsRecruiting and Retaining International Students White Papers 
What Matters Most to International Students?What Matters Most to International Students? Research Reports 
ACT National Collegiate Retention and Persistence to Degree RatesACT National Collegiate Retention and Persistence to Degree Rates Research Reports 

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