Student Retention and College CompletionWhite 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.
- See the 2013 National Satisfaction and Priorities Reports
- Download white papers on the link between satisfaction and retention
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.
- Current retention benchmark poll report: 2013 Student Retention and College Completion Practices Report
- See all the Higher Education Benchmark Poll Reports
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.