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 Learningā€˜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 collegeā€™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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