Promoting a Culture of Student Success: How Colleges and Universities Are Improving Degree Completion

Publication April 201052 pagesA. Paul Bradley Jr.of The Bradley Group, Cheryl D. Blanco

Fewer than one-third of degree-seeking, full-time freshmen in the nation’s public four-year institutions graduate in four years. To help raise this rate, SREB examined many strategies that public institutions are using to help more students earn bachelor’s degrees, with particular attention to students in regional colleges and universities who often face academic and/or economic disadvantages. This report summarizes 15 institutions’ successful approaches to improving graduation rates, provides specific strategies that campus leaders can use and profiles each of the 15 institutions.

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