How universities can use social media to improve student retention

How universities can use social media to improve student retention
A recent report by the SMF indicates that between 2012/13 and 2014/15, university dropout rates rose from 5.7 per cent to 6.3 per cent. In fact, dropout rates have been following an upwards trajectory for years now. In 2012, 37 per cent to 42 per cent of students considered abandoning their studies for one reason or another, according to a survey by What Works?.
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Five pieces of content to nurture admitted students

Five pieces of content to nurture admitted students
Universities around the world are putting a great deal of effort into ensuring accepted applicants go on to become enrolled students. These institutions’ admissions departments are looking for a solution to reduce the amount of admitted applicants who don’t go on to enrol at the start of the academic year.
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How universities can improve student retention

How universities can improve student retention
The university dropout rate for UK domestic students has increased for the first time in four years. According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, six per cent of first degree entrants aged under 21 who enrolled in 2013-14 did not continue their studies beyond their first year. This follows a series of falls in recent years, keeping the UK’s drop-out rate very high when compared to international standards.
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Why a sense of belonging is important for converting applicants into enrolled students

Why a sense of belonging is important for converting applicants into enrolled students
 Student retention is one of the most pressing issues in higher education today. While much of the discussion centres around ensuring enrolled students don't drop out, many universities are particularly concerned with improving their conversion of applications to enrolments. Higher education institutions are looking for a solution to reduce the amount of admitted applicants who don’t go onto to enrol at the start of the academic year. At the centre of this issue is students’ sense of belonging.
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