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The College Dropout Boom

The College Dropout Boom: “There is certainly much to celebrate about higher education today. Many more students from all classes are getting four-year degrees and reaping their benefits. But those broad gains mask the fact that poor and working-class students have nevertheless been falling behind; for them, not having a degree remains the norm.”
Recently, I encountered the Beatty-Guenter student retention model. It classifies five major areas of focus in achieving a balanced organization-wide approach to anchoring students to the learning institution. Online learning has a reputation of high dropout rates, but I haven’t come across any models to that seek to address this concern. The Beatty-Guenter approach seems to be applicable, but will require some modification for exclusively online (versus blended) programs.