Community College Boosts Retention with Student Pathways Redesign

A multi-year campaign to improve student success at Lorain County Community College is seeing positive results. The Ohio institution utilized Civitas Learning‘s student success platform and suite of application to identify common barriers to student persistence and streamline pathways to completion, increasing full-time student retention by nearly 12 percentage points.

Data analysis from the Civitas Learning platform revealed key issues around time to degree, working-student barriers, and transfer-student needs, according to a news announcement, allowing LCCC to create new policies and student support programs to improve the college’s academic pathways. And personalized predictive models helped LCCC advisers better understand each student and more effectively scale and tailor outreach and support.

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