Noel-Levitz conducted numerous studies in 2010 to further understand the behaviors and attitudes of prospective and current students in higher education as they related to student success, student retention, and new student enrollment. Here are some highlights from what we learned:
1. More of today’s freshmen are pursuing two-year degrees
In our 2010 National Freshman Attitudes Report, we found that, in the current economic climate, most freshmen remain motivated to earn a college degree, but more are pursuing two-year programs, consistent with the increased enrollments at two-year institutions nationally.
2. Student satisfaction on two-year public campuses has been rising for four of
the past five years
In our 2010 National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report—which offers extensive information on student satisfaction in higher education at four-year and two-year campuses nationwide, public and private—we took a close look at the rising satisfaction levels at community colleges, including which students tend to be most satisfied and some factors that are contributing to the trend.