Enrollment Expert Gives Top 5 Reasons Why Student-Retention Strategies Fail

Retention is the issue that has led to the creation of a thousand campus task forces. Despite the time and money many colleges spend to improve their graduation rates, however, administrators often describe those rates as an intractable problem. Why?

David H. Kalsbeek offered some answers on Wednesday at the first-ever conference of the University of Southern California's Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice. Mr. Kalsbeek, senior vice president for enrollment