Higher Education Consultants

Student Retention and College Completion

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

The following papers and reports address student success and college completion issues, including student life and learning, student satisfaction, academic advising, and retention planning.

National Freshman Attitudes Reports

These annual reports examine the attitudes and motivations of incoming, first-year college students. In addition, addendums to the main reports examine responses by race/ethnicity and responses among 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 key groups on campus, including traditional undergraduate students, adult (non-traditional) students, online learners, campus personnel, and parents of current college students.

Retention Benchmark Poll Reports for Higher Education

The Noel-Levitz Higher Education Benchmark Report Series regularly surveys institutions about their current enrollment practices, data on prospective and current students, and other key areas, including student retention.

Retention Excellence Awards

The Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Awards program honors the retention achievements of postsecondary institutions throughout the United States and Canada. Read the summaries of winning programs, from 1989 to 2013, and how to apply.

Papers and reports on student retention

Resource Name Type
2014 National Freshman Attitudes Report2014 National Freshman Attitudes Report Research Reports 
2013 Report: Online Student Readiness and Satisfaction Within Subpopulations2013 Report: Online Student Readiness and Satisfaction Within Subpopulations Research Reports 
2013 Report: The Attitudes and Motivations of College Transfer Students2013 Report: The Attitudes and Motivations of College Transfer Students Research Reports 
2013 National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report2013 National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report Research Reports 
2013 Adult and Online Learner Satisfaction-Priorities Reports2013 Adult and Online Learner Satisfaction-Priorities Reports 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 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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