As TTU Institutional Research has reported: “This rate, by far, is the largest one-year retention rate for the new freshman cohorts of the past 20 years.” It shows an increase of over 9% compared to 2011 figure of 69.8%.
After the new admission standards went into effect, the Fall 2015 cohort of first-time, full-time freshmen, already a well-prepared class, was the focus of intense efforts in coordinating and aligning the various student success programs to better serve our students. Improvements in advisement and communication, use of analytics to identify and assist at-risk students, course wait list and degree maps, central tutoring and career awareness efforts, experiential learning opportunities and Living and Learning Villages helped to guide and support our students.
Campus-wide efforts from recruitment to admission, engagement, and advisement were synchronized, coordinated and focused at helping our students experience an environment conducive to their successful progression.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our admissions team, enrollment management team, student success centers within individual colleges, and of course our dedicated faculty and staff who are at the frontline of working with our students on a daily basis.
I am also grateful for the extraordinary efforts of our deans and department chairs who have put student success as one of their top priorities.
Thank you colleagues for you are the greatest asset of TTU.