Report finds support services boost college student retention

April 28, 2009

An interim study from the Foundations for Success project, underway at Seneca, Confederation, and Mohawk Colleges, reports that directed advisement to student support services, along with financial incentives, has led to a 6.4% jump in student retention. The study found that as of fall 2008, one year after the program started, over 67% of students who received direction to support services and a financial incentive remained enrolled in their program, while nearly 66% of those who did not get monetary incentives were still enrolled. Less than 63% of those who did not receive direction to services nor incentives continued to be enrolled. Seneca News Release | Read the full report