IMPROVE COLLEGE RETENTION
According to the Education Data Initiative, the dropout rate in the U.S. for undergraduate students is 32% with approximately 30% of college freshman dropping out after their FIRST semester.
THE CRITICAL WINDOW
Approximately 57% of all college dropouts leave college before the BEGINNING of their sophomore year.
THE PROBLEM ILLUSTRATED
HOWARD UNIVERSITY’S STATS
To illustrate the impact of the college dropout rate lets take a look at one of the nations largest HBCU’s, Howard University (HU). In 2019, (HU) admitted 7,578 freshmen, based on the national average 30% or 2,271 freshmen students would have dropped out—impacting both BUDGETS and ENDOWMENTS:
HOWARD UNIVERSITY'S TOTAL LOSSES
IF THE STUDENT GRADUATED
THE SOLUTION—UNTIL NOW
A freshman studies program that features a dedicated staff and a one semester course. The goal of which is to increase the retention rate and help freshman students transition into academic life. While this approach is admirable, it has proven to be FLAWED and HIGHLY INEFFECTIVE when it comes to retention, budgets, and endowments.
Knowing which students will dropout is nearly impossible to
predict due to VARIABLE DEVIATION.
From Checkers To Chess is the BRIDGE colleges and universities need to INCREASE the rate of retention, budgets and endowments.
HOW IT WORKS
Students will learn the MECHANICS
Students will be positioned to clarify their decisions and FORTIFY commitments.
THE VALUE TRADE OFF
Staff are PRE-PROPOSITIONED to identify and mitigate retention threats.
Staff are PRE-PROPOSITIONED to COACH and FACILITATE the recommitment of students in a critical window.