Student Retention and Success in Higher Education: Institutional change for the 21st century

Liz Thomas (Editor), Mahsood Shah (Editor), Sally Kift (Editor)

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This book draws together international research to assess the quality of successful efforts to retain students. The editors and contributors unite diverse global research from countries who have led student retention and success projects at national, institutional, faculty or program level with positive outcomes. The book is underpinned by the philosophy that a more diverse student population requires higher education institutions to fundamentally change, in order to facilitate the success of all students. All of humanity, its economies and societies, are being pummelled by waves of pandemic-induced crises in tandem with globalisation and demographic shifts. Ultimately, this book acts as a clarion to higher education institutions to better support and retain their students, in order to create a more stable learning environment.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages351
ISBN (Print)9783030800444
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2021


  • student retention
  • higher education
  • institutional change

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