Student Success, Retention & Culture Outcomes

Moving The Needle on Student Retention

Building A Culture of Student Success

Moving The Needle initiates strategic short- and longer-term successes across your campus, catalyzing an entire culture around thriving students.

One of the core goals of Credo’s Moving the Needle (MTN) is to strengthen students’ success through improved retention. Our latest research report examines the longer-term impact of MTN on clients’ first time, full-time (FTFT) student retention to the second year.

Longer-Term Impacts of MTN chart showing increase in retention numbers over 5 years

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Implications of Moving The Needle on First-time Full-time Student Enrollment

Moving The Needle affects first-time full-time retention in the following ways:

  • 100% of MTN institutions experience increases in their annual student retention for at least the first 5 years of MTN.
  • Retention increased on 100% of campuses, regardless of the institution’s starting retention.
  • Over 5 years, average retention increased almost 7 percentage points. 
  • An institution's size has only minimal impact on improvements in retention over 5 years with:
    • Smaller schools’ FTFT retention increased 6.2% points.
    • Larger schools’ FTFT retention increased 5.6% points.

Download the latest research report to see all the data and find out how MTN can build a culture of long-term student success and retention on your campus.

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