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Students sit in the University of Houston–Downtown's wellness and success center

Success Program Launch: Success Center for a Commuter Campus

The University of Houston Downtown’s Gator Success Institute will join student support resources into one department and implement seven success initiatives—including degree maps, bilingual programming for parents and employee mentorships.

Student Spending on Course Materials Falls to Decade Low

Average annual spending on college course materials fell to a decade low of $285 in the 2022–23 academic year, Student...

Tennessee College-Going Rate on the Rise

The Tennessee college-going rate, the share of high school graduates who enrolled in college immediately after graduation, rose for the...
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Behind the Curtain of Pay-to-Join Freshman Facebook Groups

Freshmen who want to connect with their fellow students can join unofficial college Facebook groups dedicated to finding roommates and sharing advice—for a fee.

A pineapple mascot stands in front of a trolley with Bellarmine University printed on the side.

Campus Engagement Tip: Add a Student-Run Mascot

Student leaders from Bellarmine University introduced a new mascot last fall, infusing a new campus culture among students after remote learning.

A female student sits on her bed wearing headphones taking notes during an online class.

Supporting Online Student Engagement With Course Design

Institutions developing programs for online learners should consider student opinions about course material and delivery to promote student success, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.

On a large wooden stage, four trustees and a student sit in wooden chairs facing an audience for a Q&A-style discussion.

Campus Engagement Tip: Introduce the Board of Trustees

Colleges and universities can find creative, engaging ways to foster relationships between the Board of Trustees and student populations, offering professional development opportunities that promote student success.

Students carrying books chat on a college campus.

Identifying Effective—and Ineffective—Mental Health Supports

A new report from the American Council on Education offers analysis of different programs with proven evidence to have impacted students’ well-being, and those that are under evaluation.