Students said they’re graduating in three years to avoid the cost of an extra year and head into a career as soon as their requirements are satisfied.
Like nearly all of its 14 peer schools, GW is graduating men at a lesser rate than women – and it has been since 2004.
Faculty in the economics department are helping students who struggle with the math required in introductory microeconomics courses.
GW’s retention officials want to replicate techniques partner organizations use to keep students engaged and connected.
Oliver Street, the executive director of enrollment retention, is measuring retention holistically, rather than relying solely on numerical data.
Officials don’t need to worry about keeping students from transferring schools, but they need to help students stay on course to graduate in four years.
GW’s first director of retention joined the University this month, officials confirmed Friday.