Measuring Post-Traditional Student Success: An Imperative for Colleges and Universities
The University Professional and Continuing Education Association Center for Research and Consulting In partnership with InsideTrack
Review key findings
UPCEA and InsideTrack designed an initial survey and invited 357 UPCEA member institutions to participate.
Through the use of surveys and forums, as well as tapping into both organizations’ collective experience, the following highlights are noted as they pertain to measuring nontraditional student success:
- Approximately 43% of responding institutions do not track retention and degree completion.
- Only 16% have a good understanding of the root causes of attrition for their nontraditional students.
- Most institutions have a variety of initiatives underway to strengthen adult student retention and completion rates.
- Only 8% state that their initiatives are successful and they have data to prove it; 30% report that they believe their initiatives are working, but do not measure the results.