The Impact of Student Success Programs


Higher education invests more than $40 billion in student success initiatives, but many institutions have no real way of measuring the impact.

We conducted an analysis across our community of practice to explore what’s working for students and what simply isn’t. Across more than 1,000 initiatives run by 55 unique institutions, we found that 40 percent of analyzed initiatives have little to no measurable impact on student success overall.


By empowering colleges and universities with rigorous analysis on the impact of certain programs for specific students, student success teams are now able to understand, prioritize, justify and refine the hundreds of various investments and initiatives they have underway.