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Activity Report

University Admissions, Ms. Valerie Pickett

This week’s calling campaign targeted the 400 students who are scheduled to be on campus for New Student Registration June 21 and 22. Our campus visits are now including high school sophomores and juniors who are starting their college search process. We welcomed visitors from Taos, Albuquerque, and El Paso to campus this week.

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Idea Exchange continues…

Missed your chance to get a snazzy polo shirt at the Open Forum? Contribute to the Idea Exchange through the comments below and a polo shirt can be yours (until we run out)!

The 2014 Open Forum included an opportunity to talk with colleagues about our shared work in promoting student retention and success. If you missed the Open Forum, you can still share your great ideas. Continue reading »

2014 Open Forum Presentation

Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Bernadette Montoya attended the Legislative Finance Committee Reception and Dinner on June 12. Visits by members of the Legislative Finance Committee are a welcome opportunity to demonstrate that NMSU is a valuable access point to higher education NMSU for the citizens of New Mexico and for our region.

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Webinar: College Completion Rates

AACRAO Webinar
Douglas Shapiro, Executive Research Director
National Clearinghouse Research Center

Dr. Shapiro based his discussion on the recent publication Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2007 Cohort.

Graduation rates that are reported nationally count students who change institutions as drop outs, but NCES data suggests that students often go on to complete degrees at other universities. Put another way, about 25% of student success is counted as institutional failure.

National Student Clearinghouse data shows that one in 6 students who are retained in college from their first to second fall change colleges.  Screenshot from an AACRAO webinar on college completion rate.

National Student Clearinghouse data shows that one in 6 students who are retained in college from their first to second fall change colleges.
Screenshot from an AACRAO webinar on college completion rate.

NCES tracks students as they switch universities, so can assess graduation rates regardless of where a students is enrolled. Continue reading »