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A Formula To Drive Student Retention

Our data-driven student retention services help you launch or improve institutional student retention practices, transform existing data analytics to dashboards and programs to drive improvement, and deploy rapid student outreach campaigns. With Blackboard as your partner, we can help you achieve your student retention goals.

We make student retention easy, holistic, and data driven

Let us help you unlock a clear picture of student data, policies and programs. With the data our solutions provide on incoming and returning students, you can take the necessary steps to better help students succeed.

We make student retention easy

Why Blackboard?

Data to unify

You need a unique student retention strategy

Retaining more students is a priority across multiple departments. But are you in lock step and using a holistic strategy to improve results? Read our free e-book on secrets to retaining students.

Insight, strategy, engagement

Some 58 percent of institutions rank student retention as higher education’s most critical issue. That’s no surprise given that the average school loses $9 million to student attrition. We have the people, technology, and scale to help colleges and universities meet the challenge.

Key features

How we'll help you improve student retention

Student retention is a complex challenge that requires close coordination of several data-driven strategies. We can help you get better views of data, analyze it in new and productive ways, and act on it to advance both students and your institution.

Act to reach students

Act to reach students when it counts

With our 24/7 inbound and outbound call-center capabilities, you can engage students at every key juncture of their journey to completion.

Leverage your data

Leverage your data

Get student retention reports and dashboards to identify at-risk students, track cohorts, determine financial aid impact, and more.

Improve your current student retention strategy

Improve your current student retention strategy

We’ll partner with you to evaluate your practices and build a master plan to improve retention and financial returns.


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    It’s about making data-driven decisions, and using data to take actions. It’s now part of our culture.

    Clint McElroy, Dean of Retention Services, Central Piedmont Community College

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