Heather Chapman & Jessica Oyler, Weber State University
Retention of students is very important to institutions of higher education. Retaining existing students is cheaper and leads to improved outcomes for students. To potentially improve retention rates and help students persist, universities often have a variety of services and engagement opportunities available. Data on how well these services work to retain students is scarce. This session will report results from both descriptive and predictive data regarding the importance of student engagement and services, and will provide next steps and lessons learned.